Health & Wellness

Montclair Farmer's Market to Begin June 6


MONTCLAIR, NJ -  The Township of Montclair has announced Saturday, June 6 as the opening date for the 2015 Montclair Farmer's Market. Now in its twenty-third season, the market will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Train Station parking lot.

The market, which runs all summer and through the fall until Thanksgiving will feature five familiar farmers, Tree-Licious Orchards, Sunden Farms, Vacchiano’s, Matarazzo’s, and Farmer John (the organic grower), who will return this season with their fresh produce, often picked within 24 hours.

The market also features 15 food vendors, including a local baker, a cheese maker, a seafood fish merchant, a beekeeper with honey and wax candles, a specialty condiments purveyor, a pesto maker, a Garden State wine vintner and a pickler.

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The weekday Farmers’ Market on South Park Street between Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street, will enter into its second season with an opening on Tuesday, June 9 and then every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

This year, the Board of Trustees of the Montclair Farmers’ Market are excited to announce some very good news which will be a wonderful health and wellness benefit to those members of our community who need it the most.

First, starting this season in June, both of the Farmers’ Markets will now accept SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children), and Senior FMNP (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) vouchers.

Now all SNAP, WIC, and Senior FMNP participants “double value” for their vouchers -- this means that for $10 of voucher or SNAP money, they can purchase $20 worth of fresh, locally-grown produce and other healthful foods at the Montclair farmers’ markets. This will bring a new level of affordability and access to residents who are on tight food budgets. The "double value" program is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Partners for Health Foundation and City Green, a local nonprofit working to improve access to fresh foods in underserved communities.

“Good food should be available to all,” said Jennifer Papa, founder and Executive Director of City Green. “People want to buy fresh healthy food; it’s a question of access.”

“We’re all very excited about the new program”, said Eileen Sweeny, a Trustee of the Montclair Farmers’ Markets. “Bringing this Double Value Coupon Program (we call it “Double Bucks”) to our markets will make it easier for all of our neighbors to buy healthy fresh fruits and veggies for their families.”

Montclair will now become one of the very first towns in this state to offer this Garden State Good Food Program. The Board of Trustees are grateful to Partners for Health and City Green, and honored to be able to ensure that all members of our community can reap the harvest from our regional farmers, and to enjoy the delicious delights of our specialty food artisans.

For further information, please contact Montclair Farmers’ Market Steering Committee Chair Steve Schuckman at 973- 228-2466, or, the Township’s Sustainability Officer Gray Russell at 973-509-5721.

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