Thank you for a great 2020 Season!
See you next year, July 22nd-October 8th, 2021!
WHAT IS THE HILLTOWN MOBILE MARKET?
The Hilltown Mobile Market is an innovative collaboration to increase the availability of fresh, local, and affordable produce to Hilltown residents of Western Massachusetts. We aggregate fresh Hilltown-grown farm produce each week from our local partner farms and distribute pre-sold farm shares and aditional produce from our colorful "veggie van" from July through October. Customers can shop for produce using cash, credit, SNAP, HIP, WIC and Senior FMNP Coupons. In 2020, we served four communities: Blandford, Cummington, Huntington and Worthington, and distributed over 80 farm shares, more than half of which went to low-income families. Planning is already underway for our 2021 season! If you are interested in joining our constituent-led advisory body, the Hilltown Food Council, please email Caitlin at email@example.com.
& HILLTOWN FARM SHARE
In addition to our weekly markets, we also offer a special Hilltown Farm Share that supports our farms upfront and guarantees you a share of that week's harvest. In 2020, the twelve-week farm share was an affordable option with a sliding scale between $5-20 per week that was also eligible for HIP (Healthy Incentives Program) reimbursements. The share consisted of approximately five items chosen each week from the market stand and was designed for senior and small households (larger households were welcome to sign up for more than one). It was the perfect way to enjoy fresh, healthy, affordable local food all summer long.
Here are the farms that participated in the 2020 Hilltown Mobile Market:
Clark Brothers Orchard (Ashfield)
Hickory Hill Farm (Worthington)
In our second year 2020:
participating hilltown farms
average weekly customers
of local produce distributed
increase in fresh food consumption
Ready to lend a hand? We have volunteer opportunites at every market in 2020 and we would welcome your participation! Additionally, if you are a farmer, chef, musician, nutritionist, teacher, or simply passionate about increasing access to fresh, local foods and supporting our local farms, please be in touch! There are many ways you can get invovled to help support this project.
For farmers, please contact Kate Bavelock
For all other partners, please contact Caitlin Marquis
This program is a collaboration between Healthy Hampshire, the Hilltown Food Council and Hilltown Community Development. It is guided by the work of the Hilltown Food Council and made possible with grants from Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Collaborators include:
Hilltown Food Council