Farmers’ Market at STCC returns Sept. 5
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Looking for a friendly place to find fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts and healthy food for lunch? Stop by the Farmers’ Market at Springfield Technical Community College, which returns to campus Sept. 5.
The market will be open for business each Wednesday from Sept. 5 through Nov. 14. between Buildings 2 and 13. Vendors will offer their goods for sale between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“We are looking forward to another season at STCC. The Farmers’ Market is a terrific opportunity for students and area residents to purchase healthy, affordable food in a convenient location,” said Farmers’ Market Manager Tammy T. Ryan.
The Farmers’ Market at STCC, a collaboration between the college and community organizations, offers fruits and vegetables that come from locally owned farms. The market also features music and vendors selling jewelry, lunches and flowers.
Vendors accept cash, credit and debit cards, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Elder coupons.
The state program Massachusetts’ Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) will allow SNAP recipients to receive a dollar-for-dollar match credited to their EBT cards on farmers’ market purchases.
The vendors for the 2018 market include City Compost, Curbside Cantina, Gardening the Community, Granny’s Place, Mark’s Clay Creations, Shanndoll’s Boutique, Southview Farms, TruLee Scrumptious and 2 Cents Homegrown.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 8,500 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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