To address the need to increase access to healthy, local foods for underserved populations, Catskill Mountainkeeper has established a farmers’ market at the Government Center in Monticello. This market is approved for the ‘Farmers Market Nutrition Program’ (FMNP) and market dates coincide with dates/times for WIC and Senior Assistance voucher pick-up.
In addition to increasing access to fresh, locally produced and sourced foods, educational materials and demonstrations about nutrition and recipes that coincide with seasonal produce are made available. The market also provides additional opportunities for area farmers to sell their produce locally.
The market was held every other Monday (beginning on Monday, July 1) from July – October 2013 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
If you are a farmer interested in participating in FMNP and/or this market in the 2014 season, please contact Erin Burch.