Jun/05 - Sep/25
Goodwin Community Health
The Strafford County Public Health Network is launching the third year of the Somersworth Farmers Market on Monday, June 5th. The event will run every Monday from June 5 through September 25 from 3-6 p.m. on the Goodwin Community Health lawn, 311 Route 108 Somersworth.
The Strafford County Public Health Network in partnership with Goodwin Community Health and funding through Stonewall Kitchen and the HNH Foundation will be holding the third annual Somersworth Farmers Market throughout the summer season.
The Somersworth Farmers Market is an initiative of Strafford County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to improve access to healthy foods to County residents. The Somersworth Farmers Market has partnered with Seacoast Eat Local, a member of the National Nutrition Incentive Network, to accept SNAP/EBT (food stamp) cards for a second season. A matching program is available to all SNAP recipients through Granite State Market Match. The matching program doubles SNAP purchases dollar for dollar, for up to $10, allowing SNAP customers to double their spending power.
SNAP/EBT members accessed a total of$10,102 to spend at the farmers market, $8,362 of which was distributed as free incentives through market match and close the gap programs. Almost double the numbers of last year with $5,799 accessed, $4,531 of which were free incentives.
“The convenience of the Somersworth Farmers Market being located on a busy route of 108 and also a stop for COAST bus makes it a market to attend this summer” says Corinna Moskal of the Strafford County Public Health Networking. “This year, we are expanding to include live music and will be showcasing area non- profits. There will be local fresh restaurants with samples and prepared food for you to taste and buy while you wander our variety of vendors from fruits, vegetables, and even breads and pastries. We will even have activities for children of all ages.”
Farmers interested in becoming a vendor at The Somersworth Farmers Market can download and submit applications here
For more information or to get involved please contact Corinna Moskal 603-994-6357 or farmersmarket@GoodwinCH.org. The Somersworth Farmers Market also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/SomersworthFarmersMarket
About The Strafford County Public Health Network
The Strafford County Public Health Network exists to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for all individuals in Strafford County. It is one of 13 networks across the State of New Hampshire that work together to align multiple public health priorities into one integrated system. The Strafford County Public Health Network is representative of Dover, Rochester, Durham, Somersworth, Barrington, Farmington, Milton, Lee, Strafford, New Durham, Rollinsford, Middleton, Madbury, and the University of New Hampshire. The Strafford County Public Health Network is located at Goodwin Community Health and online at scph.org. To join the PHAC, and for more information about the Strafford County Public Health Network, including a list of contacts, please visit scphn.org