Goodwin Community Health is pleased to announce that local specialty food manufacturer and retailer, Stonewall Kitchen has generously donated $2,500 to sponsor The Somersworth Farmers Market.

Stonewall Kitchen presents $2,500 to sponsor the Somersworth Farmers Market. L to R, Janet Laatsch, CEO of Goodwin Community Health; Shelly Smith, Seacoast Eat Local; Michelle Poulin, Stonewall Kitchen; Sharon Decato, Stonewall Kitchen; Brendan Cornwell, Seacoast Eat Local, Liz Clark, Somersworth Farmers Market Manager

The Somersworth Farmers Market has partnered with Seacoast Eat Local to be able to accept SNAP/EBT cards. Through this partnership, a matching program is available every week to all SNAP recipients. The matching program doubles SNAP purchases dollar for dollar, for up to $10, allowing SNAP recipients to double their spending power. Additionally, the Somersworth Farmer’s Market is also now participating in “Close the Gap.” Close The Gap, is the newest addition to the SNAP/EBT Farmers Market Program, and aims to bridge the gap between the time that SNAP customers run low or out of benefits and when their EBT cards are refilled. All SNAP customers can attend the last market of the month and will receive $20 FREE to spend on food (Customer must present SNAP/EBT card to receive CTG funds).

“We are thankful that the new Somersworth Market is off to a great start and attracting the support of a community leader like Stonewall Kitchen, and a partnership with an organization like Seacoast Eat Local” says Liz Clark, Somersworth Farmers Market Manager. ”Together we are making an impact on creating more access to healthy, locally grown food.”

The Somersworth Farmers Market runs every Thursday through September 24th from 3:00pm-6:00pm at Goodwin Community Health, 311 Route 108 Somersworth, NH. The Somersworth Farmers Market is part of the Strafford County Public Health Network’s Community Health Improvement Plan to reduce obesity and improve nutrition in Strafford County.

About Stonewall Kitchen
Headquartered in York, Maine, the nationally recognized manufacturing, retail and wholesale distribution company has been owned and operated by founders Jonathan King and Jim Stott since 1991. As one of the most awarded companies in the industry, Stonewall Kitchen is known for its innovative product development, beautiful packaging, extraordinary retail spaces and exceptional customer service. For more information, please visit www.stonewallkitchen.com

About Seacoast Eat Local
Seacoast Eat Local connects people with sources of locally grown foods and advocates eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy. Through advocacy, organizing and education, we work toward a sustainable local food system that meets the needs of both producers and consumers. The work includes operating a SNAP/EBT Farmers’ Market Program, organizing winter farmers’ markets, producing a local food guide, Seacoast Harvest, sponsoring workshops and events, and providing information through our email newsletter, blog and website, www.seacoasteatlocal.org

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