Riverside Farmers’ Market Begins on July 9
Continuing its theme of community outreach and healthy living, Goodwin College will open a weekly farmers market on Tuesday, July 9.
Every Tuesday through October, the Riverside Farmers’ Market will offer local residents, students, and workers a place to buy fresh veggies. SNAP and WIC are acceptable payment methods at the market.
The market will take place in the Goodwin College Main Campus parking lot, 211 Riverside Drive, from 3-6 p.m. Futtner’s Family Farm in East Hartford and the Manchester-based Unity Farm will both be selling vegetables.
Additionally, the College will welcome a variety of organizations dedicated to healthy lifestyles, offering free services and consultations to market customers. Among other services, shoppers can have their blood pressure checked and learn about yoga and other exercise programs.
The Farmers’ Market is the latest in Goodwin’s community outreach efforts. In 2012, the College opened its Community Garden on Main Street, offering a place for gardeners to grow fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and other plants. The Garden has become popular with local residents and workers and serves as a symbol of the College’s efforts to beautify the local East Hartford community.
A large amount of produce grown in the Community Garden is donated to the Transitions Food Pantry, the College’s own food bank for students and families in need.
For more information on the Farmers’ Market, visit www.goodwin.edu or contact Sandy Pearce at 860-727-6754.