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Planting Season Is Here

The 2019 Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market season opens on June 17th with new hours for the market, from 12 pm to 5 pm. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and homepage for updates on vendors and events to be posted soon.

We’re eternally grateful to the farms, both rural and urban, that bring us the fresh fruits and vegetables sold at Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market. Spring is here and the planting season is upon us. We’ll be continuing our matching dollar programs for customers utilizing their SNAP EBT funding as well as FMNP (Farmers Market Nutrition Program and SFMNP (Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program) coupons.

Norz Hill Farm is busy planting their sweet corn that will be available at the market in late summer. Owners Rich and Debbie Norz have been with GAFM as our anchor farm since its inception and will be back for our fifth season this summer.

Isles is a long-standing community-based organization of the Trenton area that not only grows food at their Tucker Street garden but also hosts community garden trainings and events around the city. Learn more about their programs at their stand this summer.

Capital City Farm will be back selling at GAFM this season, featuring Trenton-grown produce from a preserved 2-acre farm in the East Trenton neighborhood. The farm hosts volunteer groups and was recently visited by students from Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University to help with spring cleaning activities on the farm.

Our relationships with our farms and the people who grow our food, is an important aspect of creating healthy communities that offer access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Here’s to the 2019 season ahead and to lots of sunshine, ample rain and good weather for all.

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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!