Farmers Market at STCC
The Farmers Market at STCC - a collaboration between the college and community organizations - runs each Wednesday between Sept. 4 and Nov. 13. The market offers fruit and vegetables grown at locally owned farms as well as a food truck. The market features fresh produce, prepared foods, crafts, and live music. Vendors accept cash, credit, and debit cards, in addition to SNAP, WIC, and Elder benefits. The Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) gives SNAP recipients dollar-for-dollar match credited to their EBT cards on purchases of fresh produce from a farmers market. STCC and Partners for a Healthier Community established the farmers market in 2015 to bring fresh produce to a community without easy access to a supermarket. For students who qualify, STCC's Center for Access Services provides a weekly $10 voucher. This voucher program has been a great success and awarded $2,420 in 2016. Free parking is available in marked 15 minute spots outside the market in Parking Lot D.