2017-07-13 / Front Page

Merry Market All Summer

The North Side Community Market, located at Pell Elementary School, was launched on Tuesday, July 11. Every week, rain or shine, the market will feature two or more farmers, activities for children, music and community programs. Customers will be able to make purchases using cash, and the Fresh Buck system to purchase market tokens with credit, debit or SNAP benefits. SNAP customers will receive a 40 percent free bonus to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables. WIC and senior coupons will also be accepted. The Community Market will run every Tuesday through Aug. 29, from 2:30 - 6 p.m. This market is a collaboration between the Food Access Working Group of the Newport Health Equity Zone and Aquidneck Community Table, which manages both existing farmers markets in Newport and Middletown. For more information, visit newporthealthequity.com. (Photos by Tara Gragg/Aquidneck Community Table)

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