THANK YOU HILLTOWNS!
WE'LL BE BACK IN 2020!
In our pilot year 2019:
participating hilltown farms
average weekly customers
of local produce distributed
increase in fresh food consumption
WHAT IS THE HILLTOWN MOBILE MARKET?
The Hilltown Mobile Market is an innovative project to increase the availability of fresh, local, and affordable produce to Hilltown residents of Western Massachusetts. In 2019 we organized two "pop-up" farm stands in Worthington and Huntington for 10 weeks. We combined Hilltown-grown produce from multiple local farms to sell each week and proudly accepted many forms of payment: cash, credit, debit, SNAP, WIC, and Senior FMNP Coupons.
In addition to our weekly markets, we also offered a special farm share program that allowed customers in both locations to pick-up a small weekly share of local produce. Customers paying with SNAP could also receive a full refund through the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). This 10-week farm share was worth $175 and was designed for senior and small households (larger households were encouraged 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 2019 Mobile Market Pilot Project:
Mansfield Farm (Worthington)
Our Mobile Market Stops in 2019:
July 25th-September 26th
3:00PM - 5:00PM
48 Old North Rd
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Stanton Hall Green
24 Russell Rd
We are looking for more collaborators in 2020! 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! The Hilltown Food Council will convene monthly throughout the winter and spring to organize our second season.
For farmers, please contact Kate Bavelock
For all other partners, please contact Caitlin Marquis