Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Energize Everett kicked off the summer farmers’ market last Wednesday, June 15, in its new location at Glendale Park. Vendors from all over Massachusetts sold fresh produce and homemade goods to a steady stream of Everett residents.
“The farmers’ market is a great offering from the City of Everett,” Mayor DeMaria said. “I encourage all Everett residents to go over to Glendale Park on Wednesday afternoons and get some fresh veggies for dinner. Everything that the farmers sell there is homegrown, organic and delicious. All are welcome to enjoy.”
In addition to produce, the farmers’ market includes several fun and informational vendors. Children enjoyed face painting booths and the YMCA-sponsored bouncy house. Representatives from the Everett Community Health Partnership, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and other organizations set up tables and handed out educational materials and giveaways to market goers. Food trucks sat on the corner of Elm and Ferry Streets, providing delicious hot food to passersby.
SNAP benefits are welcomed, as are WIC and senior coupons. Those who use SNAP benefits can double their SNAP value up to $10.
The Everett Farmers’ Market will take place in Glendale Park every first and third Wednesday until October 19. The market runs from noon to 6 p.m. For additional information, please contact Gina Matarazzo, the Farmer’s Market Manager, at 617-394-2266 or email Gina.Matarazzo@ci.everett.ma.us.