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Christmas at the Y

Winter is definitely here to challenge our senses and make us dream of warmer months ahead! Cold weather is no time for rest though as the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market partners are busy planning for 2019.  The Market recently connected with Trenton area residents to share information at the Capital Area YMCA’s “Christmas at the Y” party on December 11th at the Y’s main campus in Trenton.

Over 100 families attended the evening celebration to learn about the programs and activities offered through the Y, including the USDA Summer Food Service Program summer meals for kids served at the Market and over a dozen other sites across the city from late June until the end of August.

With 2019 just around the corner, Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market vendors, organizers, funders and volunteers met for an end-of-season wrap-up meeting to discuss topics including the matching dollars program funded by City Green’s “Good Food Bucks” and community outreach to local senior centers and preschools. This market-wide collaboration strengthens community relationships both within the market and beyond to the larger Trenton area, expanding the market’s impact on health, wellness and physical activity.

Greenwood Ave. Farmers market will be open its for its fifth season kick-off on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 1pm-6pm. For more information, email greenwoodavefm@gmail.com.

About the Grantee

YMCA of Trenton

The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market is a one-of-a-kind market that provides Trenton NJ with a welcoming atmosphere that hopes to improve the health and well-being of the community through fresh food access, nutrition education, and economic development by supporting local NJ farmers and small businesses!