Groundwork Farmers Market

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The markets feature a wide variety of local produce, as well as crafts. Since assuming management of the downtown market in 2006, Groundwork Lawrence has sought to increase access to the market for all shoppers by accepting SNAP/EBT (food stamps), Food and Vegetables Prescription Program, credit and debit cards and working to increase the redemption of WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons. Today, the market provides a lively gathering place for the whole community with free attractions such as live entertainment, family activities and cultural and educational exhibits.

Farmers Market Details


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When & Where:


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Wednesdays 10:00AM - 5:00PM
at the Campagnone (North) Common, Lawrence, MA
(Near the corner of Jackson & Haverhill streets)
July 9 to October 29, 2014

Fridays 11:00AM - 5:00PM
at Holy Family Hospital, 70 East St., Methuen, MA
(Located by the Gazebo near the Convent Building)
July 11 to October 24, 2014

Saturdays 9:00AM - 3:00PM
at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC)
(150 Park Street. Corner of Park & Lawrence Streets)
July 12 to October 25, 2014

Why:

Because food that's grown close to home is better for you, better for your community, and better for the environment. Get some fresh produce at a great price and connect with other market-goers and with growers!

How:

All farmers accept SNAP/Food Stamps/EBT as well as debit, credit, and cash; WIC and senior coupons. Please come and enjoy the sights, tastes, and smells of summer with us! For any questions or concerns, or for more information, please email Rosa (Market Manager) at Groundwork Lawrence or call her at 978.974.0770 ex 7001.


Groundwork Farmers Market 2014 Sponsors

Cultivator

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Sustainer

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Harvestor

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Cropper

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About SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits at the Lawrence Farmers Market


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The Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market, managed by GWL since 2006, started operating a wireless EBT terminal in 2007. It was chosen to host the joint press conference based on its high-ranking SNAP/Food Stamp sales within the state of Massachusetts-which in 2009 alone saw a 180% increase - with GWL's efforts to increase low-income residents' access to fresh, local, and nutritious produce. It is a major focus for not only the Lawrence Farmers Markets, but for all of our community food programs to ensure that healthy, sustainably-produced food is getting into the hands of the low-income Lawrence residents who need it the most as they strive to stem the tide of diet-related disease on a limited budget and to build a healthier community where local farmers and local economy benefit and thrive. We are honored to have been chosen to host the press conference, and thrilled to see Massachusetts take a step closer to increasing equal access to farm-fresh food!

Interested in being a vendor at one of our markets?


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Download the 2014 Lawrence Farmers Market Guidelines & Agreement and Product Availability Lists, fill them out, and email them to Rosa or mail them to:
Groundwork Lawrence, 60 Island Street, Lawrence, MA 01841

Please call Rosa with any questions (978) 974-0770 ex 7001

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