PATERSON, NJ - For the remainder of the summer Paerson residents need look no further than City Hall for access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. One of five locations Clifton based City Green, the non-profit urban farming and gardening organization working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming, has set up a seasonal farmer’s market, the stand, open every Tuesday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., features a variety of healthy spring crop choices including radishes, scallions, collard greens, kale, carrots, mixed greens, strawberries and eggs.
The market will remain open weekly Tuesday, November 12.
Additional produce options will be available later in the summer, including zucchini, squash, cucumbers, orchard fruits, and an incredible array of tomato varieties.
City Green also accepts food benefits dollars through the Good Food Bucks Program and will double the value of SNAP, WIC, and WIC Senior Checks, which means that customers using these benefits can buy twice the amount of food for the same price as they would find at the grocery store. City Green produce is not only cheaper than average groceries, it is organic, locally grown, and way more tasty, the organization told TAPinto Paterson.
Not only are City Green farmer’s market customers getting their pick of fresh produce, they are also helping to support the organization’s Growing Strong Program, which provides paid summer employment and youth development opportunities for students from Paterson and Clifton, who learn the ins and outs of farming, food systems, and how urban agriculture and positively impact their own communities.
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