July 2017 Message to customers!
The Go Fresh team is working hard to get the equipment and systems to be able to process SNAP payment and other electronic payments. We hope to everything in place before the end of July! In the meantime, are offering some discount coupons for SNAP customers. Than you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience!!
The Go Fresh Springfield Mobile Farmer’s Market
Bringing fresh produce,straight from the farm to Springfield neighborhoods!
The 2017 season includes thirteen stops across Springfield from July – October! This strategy of the Live Well Springfield Movement provides access to healthy food at affordable prices. SNAP recipients get a rebate directly into their account for every dollar spent when they use their card. This year the Go Fresh Mobile Farmers’ Market is excited to partner with the YMCA of Great Springfield as the operator of the Go Fresh Market. The project is also partnering again with the STCC Market on Wednesdays to develop a coordinated system of food access. The farms that grow produce for the market include Gardening the Community in Springfield, , Next Barn Over in Hadley, Wakulima Cooperative in Northampton, and Mountain View Farm in Easthapton.
The Go Fresh Market stops run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays every week starting on July 11th and running until October 31st.
This is the seventh season of the Go Fresh Mobile Market. We are so appreciative of our supporters, Health New England, PeoplesBank, STCC Foundation, Trinity Health New England/Mercy Medical Center, Davis Foundation, Baystate Health Foundation, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, and Beacon Communities.
For more information about how to become a sponsor use this link for the sponsorship form 2017 Go Fresh Sponsorship Form
or contact Kathy Wicks at email@example.com
Project Partners include YMCA of Greater Springfield, Partners for a Healthier Community, Department of Elder Affairs for the City of Springfield, Springfield Housing Authority, Gardening the Community, Common Capital, Wakulima Cooperative, Next Barn Over, and Mountain View Farm.
At each stop we offer food storage tips, recipes, food demos throughout the season, opportunities to talk to a nutritionist, get more information about WIC, SNAP, and health insurance. We often have reusable bags to carry home purchased produce. We are also collecting recipes to post and share.