Learn About Food Assistance Programs at This Week’s Watertown Farmers Market

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See what’s happening at this week’s Watertown Farmers Market in the announcement sent out by the Market.

Now that summer is here in full swing, the market is full of lots of fun and flavorful fruits and veggies, fantastic baked goods, sustainable seafood and meat, and so much more! 

This week, stop by the market’s Food Assistance Information table and learn about the growing issue of food insecurity and local resources available. Find out about how to access the market’s exclusive benefits including:

  • Our SNAP match
  • Using HIP dollars 
  • WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons
  • Summer EBT 

Project Bread will host our community booth to provide information and pre-screen for eligibility of SNAP benefits.

Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) will be on site for their annual Distribution Day beginning at 4:00pm – details below.

Please bring a non-perishable food DONATION for the City’s Food Pantry! Thanks to our generous vendors who donate weekly to the Community Fridge and Watertown Catholic Collaborative Food Pantry!

Please read through this newsletter for updates. We thank you in advance for your support as we continue to create a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable shopping experience!

Wednesday, July 10 2:30 – 6:30 PM

Watertown Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 pm
(6:00pm close in October)

June 12 – October 23, 2024
Rain or Shine

Saltonstall Park
Corner of Main St. & Whites Ave. 
(next to City Hall, 149 Main Street)

Providing access to farm fresh and specialty foods, supporting local agriculture and businesses, addressing food insecurity, building community, and promoting healthy and sustainable living

New Weekly Vendor

Starting this week, we have a new weekly vendor joining our market. Microgreens by the Sea will be located in the upper park. (Please see layout map below for details)

Microgreens are considered a superfood, and they are also super fun and exciting to grow; even kids love them! People often ask Ramon, owner of Microgreens by the Sea, “How did you get into growing microgreens?” And his answer is, because he has a lifelong passion for soil and seeds! Direct contact with nature gives him joy and happiness. 

What’s Growing? Our fabulous produce vendors will be bringing plenty of fresh summer goodies like berries, herbs, plants and flowers, tomatoes, kale, boc choy, peas and beans, radishes, beets, chard, cucumbers, and summer squash! Check out availability here: Dick’sFarmer Tim’sStillman’s.

This Week’s Artisan

Rebecca Livingston Ceramics

Handmade · Small Batch · Stoneware

Food Assistance Information Day

Market table and food drive 2:30-6:30

Talk with market representatives to learn more about food insecurity in Watertown, how to access resources, market benefits, and how you can help. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Watertown Food Pantry.

Project Bread 2:30-6:30

Come talk to a representative of Project Bread who can prescreen you for SNAP eligibility, share information and resources, including information on Summer EBT.

WIC 4:00-6:30

The Cambridge/Somerville WIC program will distribute Farmer’s Market Vouchers to WIC participants registered at local sites in Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Watertown, and Bedford. To receive vouchers, participants must bring their WIC cards and be active in our program. Please be aware that clients registering for the first time or reapplying (that are not active yet) cannot receive vouchers on the distribution day.

Each active client will receive $30, with families with 3 active WIC participants receiving $90. Please remember that babies under 4 months old are not eligible for vouchers. Distribution is first-come, first-served, and vouchers will only be distributed once for the season. 

Music at the Market

Keys and Kontainers
3:00-5:00 PM (weather permitting)

Matteo Faso and Sai Pitman are a percussion duo who recently graduated from Perkins School For The Blind. Matteo has been playing the keyboard since he was four years old. His favorite composer is Beethoven and he loves Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Sai Pitman is passionate about sounds and keeping a beat. He loves creating music from repurposed objects and re-cycled materials.

This Week’s Community Booth Guest

Watertown Free Public Library

Visit the Watertown Free Public Library table to browse the used book sale and pick up our summer reading challenges for all ages! You can also learn about upcoming events at the library, meet library staff, and of course find your next great read. Want more WFPL? Once you’ve bought delicious goodies at the Farmers’ Market, visit the Library building just beyond Saltonstall Park. We are open until 9PM and are always available at https://www.watertownlib.org/

This Week’s Sustainability Booth Guest

Watertown Faces Climate Change

WFCC informs and prepare voters and officials to move our comunity away from greenhouse-gas-producing energy and towards clean(er) fuel.

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