Mobile farmers markets are vehicles filled with locally-sourced produce and fresh foods that sell these items in communities or neighborhoods that have limited access to locally-produced, healthy foods.
Healthy Hampshire will be hosting three regional meetings to hear community members’ thoughts about establishing a mobile farmers market to serve Hampshire County.
These meetings follow a year-long inclusive community engagement process led by Healthy Hampshire to identify priority strategies for addressing food access challenges in our region. The meetings will include:
A presentation from Michael Skillicorn, Director of Programs for Grow Food Northampton and experienced mobile market operator
Guided discussion around the idea of a mobile market to serve several towns in Hampshire County
A light breakfast and coffee
Transportation and childcare upon request
Please join us for one of the following meetings to share your input:
Jones Library 43 Amity Street, Amherst Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10 am – 12 pm
Stanton Hall 26 Russell Road, Huntington Thursday, October 5, 2017 9:30 am – 11:30 am
About Healthy Hampshire
Healthy Hampshire is a collaboration between local municipal leaders, elected officials, schools, public health departments, local businesses, parents and youth. It is part of the Mass in Motion statewide initiative through the Department of Public Health and is administered by the City of Northampton in partnership with Community Health Solutions, a program of the Collaborative for Educational Services.
The mission of Healthy Hampshire is to improve the health of all residents of Hampshire County by working with municipal and community leaders to effect changes to community policies and systems that will promote access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity.
Healthy Hampshire Coordinator