This Farmers Market is a key food access component for the Flint Neighborhood in Fall River. This is the only farmers market accepting SNAP benefits.

  • The Market will run for 8 weeks on Tuesdays from 2-6pm beginning the Tuesday after 4th of July
  • The market is located at Our Lady of Light Band at the corner of Quequechan St and Quarry St (across from Planet Fitness) at 664 Quarry Street
  • The Market Dates are: 7/10/18- 8/28/18
  • There will be cooking demonstrations, bike helmet give-a-ways and other fun activities from our generous partners.

 

MARKET VENDOR APPLICATION! 

 

Criteria for Selecting Vendors:

  • A commitment to promoting MA/RI agriculture and the local food system
  • Diversity of product
  • Quality of product and of stall display
  • Growing/production methods and/or business practices
  • Location of operation/production
  • Applicant’s commitment and contribution to the market’s values of community & collaboration with a particular focus accepting SNAP benefits

 

 

We are so lucky that this farmers market is supported and fostered by so many key community partners, including:

The Farm is starting 24 beds located at Riverside Park. Groundwork Southcoast through the hands-on efforts of our Green Team, seek to:

  • grow at least 300lbs of fresh produce
  • sell the produce at markets that accept SNAP benefits
  • increase food security by distributing unsold produce to community residents
  • engage community residents through workshops, activities and other programming at the Riverside Park location
  • Create an outdoor classroom/ learning lab space at Riverside that encourages STEM exploration and deepens community engagement

The Orchards are located at Hazelwood Park and Victory Park. Groundwork Southcoast through the hands-on efforts of our Green Team, seek to:

  • Care and management for at least 36 fruit trees including training young residents of New Bedford to be effective tree managers
  • engage community residents through workshops, activities and other programming at the Riverside Park location
  • support installation of other infrastructure to raise community awareness of the public orchards and their use
  • Build upon the New Bedford City Fruit program