posted: Jun. 28, 2017.
A Benefit for You and the Community
There are many ways to get involved in your community this summer. One of the most delicious and healthy ways is by visiting your local farmers market! There are many perks to buying local goods at these markets not just for you, but also for your community as a whole!
Fresh fruits and vegetables: Farmers markets offer fresh, locally grown produce from farms throughout the Pioneer Valley.
Support local farms: By buying goods from local farms you are helping to keep them in business and you are helping to ensure that fresh, local produce is available and affordable to all.
More than fruits and vegetables: In addition to fresh produce, you can also find fresh meats from local farms, fresh bakery items from local artisans, as well as other homemade goods, such as hand creams, candles, and more.
Stretch your dollar: Not only are SNAP Benefits accepted at Farmers Markets, if you swipe your EBT card for $10, you’ll get $20 worth of tokens to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Local Farmers Markets
Amherst Farmers Market- http://www.amherstfarmersmarket.com/ Where: Spring Street parking lot and Boltwood Ave When: Saturdays 8:00 am-1:30 pm
Season: April 22-November 18 Accepts SNAP/EBT
Belchertown Farmers Market- http://belchertownfarmersmarket.weebly.com/ Where: Belchertown Town Common When: Sundays 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Season: June 11-October 8 Accepts SNAP/EBT
Northampton Farmers Market- http://www.northamptonfarmersmarket.com/ Where: Gothic Street (off Main Street) When: Saturdays 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Season: April 29-November 12 Accepts SNAP/EBT
South Hadley Farmers Market- https://southhadleyfarmersmarket.com/ Where: Village Commons/ Town Green
When: Thursday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Season: June 1-October 5 Accepts SNAP/EBT and WIC