Fair Haven Farmer's Market feeds a town

The Fair Haven Farmer's Market had a very successful season in 2009 and fed the local region. The market did this by having a handful of it's vendors accepting the Farm To Family Program Coupons.

The Farm To Family program is set up to allow those who might not be able to afford fresh fruits and vegetables to use coupons given to them by the Vermont Department of Health. This is a federal and state program that is mainly for senior citizens, the disabled, Wic recipients, and those in financial trouble.

Though the Fair Haven Farmer's Market is a smaller market of about 10 vendors on an average week, these vendors took in some of the highest numbers of program coupons in the state of Vermont. Ranking in the top third of redemption of program coupons.

The 2010 Fair Haven Farmer's Market season will soon be upon us and we plan to start it out right. Organizers already have vendors signing up for the season and are taking applications for new vendors.

The market released the 2010 season community events list.

The regular market hours for the 2010 season are Friday's 3 -6 p.m. running from June 4 -Oct. 8 in the Fair Haven Park, on the green at the south end of the park next to the parking lot.

For details about the market contact Sherry Smith, Fair Haven Farmers Market manager, at 518-282-9781 or e-mail: Sherry12887@yahoo.com.

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