EVERY SATURDAY MORNING
at ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
FREE FRUIT AND VEGETABLES!
For you – and your children!!!
THANK YOU STOP AND SHOP!!!!
Free fresh fruits and vegetables will now be available from 9:30 to 11:30 Saturday mornings at the St. Francis Xavier Center soup kitchen.
St. John’s Church
20 Temple St.
The St. Francis Xavier Center also has a food pantry and serves hot breakfasts, Mon. – Fri.
Also, today! 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. REC’s Farmers Market at Crystal Park, Main Street!
Go, REC, go!!!!
By Hannah Payne
The Regional Environmental Council is an environmental justice organization working in Worcester since 1971. This year we are excited to launch a second farmer’s market location as part of our Food Justice Program. The first market has been running since 2008 and is located in the parking lot of the YMCA (766 Main St.) and runs from 10 am – 2 pm every Saturday. The new market is located in Great Brook Valley at the Great Brook Valley Health Center (19 Tacoma St.) and runs from 9 am – 1 pm on Saturdays. This is the first year for the Great Brook Valley market, which had its grand opening June 19. The REC hopes to spread the success of the Main South market to Great Brook Valley. Through the farmer’s markets the REC aims to provide fresh and local produce and food at affordable prices to the Main South and Great Brook Valley communities. With this mission in mind the farmer’s markets accept WIC and senior coupons as well as SNAP (food stamp) benefits.
One of the best things about the REC’s farmer’s markets is that you don’t need cash to shop at the market, credit, debit and EBT cards are all accepted in addition to cash and WIC and senior coupons. One of the most exciting elements is that if you make purchases with your SNAP (food stamp) card all purchases are half price! Local, organic produce is typically expensive in grocery stores but at these farmer’s markets it is accessible to all, thanks to the already reasonable prices and the SNAP deal. Continue reading REC brings fresh, affordable produce to Main South and Great Brook Valley! (or: Two great Farmers’ Markets in our inner city!)