Greenwood Ave Farmers Market Opening Day: June 15th

Plans are underway for the June 15th grand opening of a new farmers market in Trenton on Greenwood Avenue, behind the Trenton Transit Center. Norz Hill Farm of Hillsborough and Isles Community Gardens will be produce vendors at the Market.

The Market is sponsored by the NJ Department of Health, the Hunterdon and Mercer Chronic Disease Coalition, the NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids, the Trenton Healthy Food Network and the Trenton YMCA.

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The mission of the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market is to first and foremost, support local farms and to offer a location for these farms to meet and sell their products to local residents in Trenton and surrounding areas.

OUR TARGET AUDIENCE: Seniors, Youth, Residents, NJ Transit commuters

ITEMS SOLD AT THE MARKET WILL INCLUDE: Jersey Fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, fresh meats, honey and more

ACTIVITIES AT THE MARKET WILL INCLUDE: Health screenings, Physical Activity, Nutrition Education, Entertainment by local musicians and school groups

LOCATION: 427 Greenwood Ave. Corner of Greenwood Ave. and Hudson Street, behind the Trenton Train station-http://bit.ly/1FlvGkO

WHEN: Mondays from 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM from June 15th – October 26th

WHY: to improve the health and wellbeing of the Trenton community via fresh food access, economic development and placemaking

For more information, email greenwoodavefm@gmail.com.

Trenton’s New Farmers Market to Open June 1st

IMG_0342With funding from the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Shaping Community Pilots” grants and collaborations from the Trenton Healthy Food Network, plans are underway to open a new farmers market on Greenwood Avenue in Trenton, directly behind the Trenton Transit Center on Greenwood Avenue.

The Trenton Healthy Food Network’s Economic Development committee has been working on the creation of the market for months and consists of representatives from many area organizations–the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Trenton, the Trenton Area YMCA, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Mercer County, Isles, Inc, the Henry J. Austin Center, the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton and the New Jersey Farm to School Network. The effort has support from the Trenton Mayor’s office and administration and the adjacent Trent Center, which houses almost 600 seniors.

The market, which will run on Mondays from 2:30pm to 6:30pm, will offer farm fresh produce, locally prepared foods, music and a place for community groups to access the residents, commuters and businesses that surround the Trenton Train Station.IMG_0341

Local Trenton artists are currently at work creating the logo for the market and plans are underway to create a “walking bus” for the seniors from the nearby Trent Center to visit the market.

Access to fresh produce is an issue in many urban communities and this market will bring much-needed good food to the area, making it available to residents and commuters alike.