April 29th is Healthy Kids Day; watch for kid-friendly activities at the Market in conjunction with the Y in Greenfield’s FREE event on the same day.
A big Greenfield Farmers' Market WELCOME to Hannah Logan, our new Market Manager. She has worked with Kitchen Gardens and the Sunderland Farm Collaborative and is new to Greenfield Farmers' Market. Former Market Assistant Manager Trouble Mandeson will pinch hit for Hannah as needed. We hope to provide you with a vibrant, colorful, and sustainable community market throughout the season.
April 29th is HEALTHY KIDS DAY, a free event happening all day long at the Y in Greenfield and we hope to inspire and motivate families with children to attend this fun and free event. Stop by the Market table with your kids to plant some seeds to take home.
A HUGE thanks to Victoria McGarrill, our previous Market Manager for taking the time to train and inform Hannah and Trouble for the season ahead, and to our Steering Committee for their tireless (volunteer) work to keep the Market going. Hats off to this year's Steering Committee members: President Nicholas D'Allessandro of Hearthstone Artisan Bakery; Vice President Anna Meyer of Hart Farm, Treasurer Devon Whitney-Deal of Beaumont's Berries, and Secretary Trouble Mandeson. The remaining Committee members are Maria Topitzer of Lyonsville Farms, Erik Lively of Sunrise Farms, and Meryl Latronica of Just Roots,
Please stop by the Market Manager's table to say Hello, pick up a Frequent Shopper Card (shop and get initialed 6 times to be entered in a raffle to win market goods), to buy GFM merchandise -- we have several styles and colors of tee-shirts and sweatshirts with the GFM logo, or to pick up information about other local community resources. We're having a FIRE SALE on GFM merchandise so come on by and pick up a handful of tee shirts and sweatshirts for yourself or as gifts.
Vendors this year include your favorites: Beaumont's Berries, P.K. Industries, Hart Farm, Lyonsville Farm, Just Roots, Red Fire Farm, Ahlbin's Homemade Fire Cider, Barberic Farm, Hearthstone Artisan Bakery, Livingstone Mycology, Sunrise Farms, Nuthatch & Bluet Studio, Taproot Threads, and Warner Farm, to name a few and some new names this year: Andrea Caluori Studio, MsGreenJeanne, Big Foot Food Forest and more. With a roster of old and new farmers and artisans, you're sure to find whatever you desire at the Greenfield Farmers' Market this season. There will also be a revolving line of FOOD TRUCKS provided by the City of Greenfield.
There's a great lineup of entertainers for you this year and you can find them listed here on our Calendar. Note that on July 8 and 29, we'll welcome the STICK 'N MIST BORDER MORRIS DANCERS at 8:30 AM.
The market will also continue to support SNAP and Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) customers. HIP allows SNAP customers to double their SNAP dollars when they purchase fruit and vegetables from Farmers that are equipped to accept SNAP. Many of our vendors have EBT machines directly at their market booths. Once customers make their initial purchase, they can then purchase any eligible SNAP foods with the incentive earned from purchasing approved HIP fruits and vegetables! “When a SNAP customer swipes their SNAP/EBT card for fruit and vegetable purchases, an equal amount of incentive funds are immediately and automatically added back to their cards, up to the monthly cap. For example, if a family uses their SNAP benefits to buy $15 of fresh produce at a farmers’ market, a credit of $15 will be immediately returned to their EBT card.” Find out more about HIP at: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-healthy-incentives-program-hip. Note that this year, Greenfield Farmers' Market is now HIP-approved and you can buy SNAP tokens from the Manager's booth while earning HIP benefits too.
Please note that the manager does not handle credit cards, therefore any sales of merchandise should be via check or exact change in cash. We thank you for your understanding.
We look forward to seeing you soon.