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Caldwell Residents Excited for New Farm Stand

On June 14th, Caldwell welcomed City Green’s Veggie Mobile with a resounding show of support.  Residents were excited to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables available close by on the Caldwell Borough Green.  The morning kicked off with a ribbon cutting celebrating the first day of our market.  Pictured are Kim Cupo (Coordinator), Maria Burak (Health and Human Services Director), Caldwell Councilman Jonathan Lace and Caldwell Councilman Pat Capozzoli (Board of Health Liaison) in addition to City Green representatives, Lisa Martin, Lauren Feinberg (Market Manager) and Vincent Kaelin (Veggie Mobile Operator) at the ribbon cutting.

Over fifty residents have already participated in buying fresh fruits and veggies at our Farm Stand. We are currently working with the Caldwell Food Pantry as well as our local senior housing facility to encourage those who are food insecure to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. We know that getting the right food and making healthy choices in not easy on a tight budget. Therefore, this program will double SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmer Market Vouchers to boost participation and allow residents to obtain fresh produce.

The Caldwell Farm Stand, featuring the Veggie Mobile, is available every other Thursday from 10:30 – 12:30 on the Green next to the Library.  This program is sponsored by the Caldwell Health Department in conjunction with the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network and is funded by a grant from the Partners for Health Foundation, whose vision is to make our communities healthier, better places to live.

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Caldwell Health and Human Services

The Caldwell Department of Health and Human Services (CDHHS) promotes physical and mental wellbeing through disease detection, prevention and education as well as policy development. CDHHS prides itself on overseeing and implementing innovative programs and services that promote the wellbeing of each and every Caldwell resident while keeping the Borough healthy and safe.