Our market vendors, Dan McManus and Tess Parker of Common Hands Farm were part of a well attended lively discussion held Wednesday night at the Philmont Public Library for the opening of the "Journeys into Farming" exhibition organized by the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. What's the news? Farming in Columbia County is doing well with over 60 new farms added over the last decade. Visit the exhibition running until 8/13 or stop by the market to talk to your farmers.
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Times are changing for access to fresh food in Philmont, that's for sure.
Visit the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative stand at the market to join the co-op as a member-owner to become a part of the change.
Visit the Eat Well Guide, plug in your zip code. Access to healthy food is growing all around you!
Visit Know Your Farmer Know Your Food USDA for listings of farms, farm stands, farmers' markets, and more.
PLEASE HELP THE MARKET to promote our low-income shopper services and EBT services on site. Please tell a neighbor or a friend you know who receives food stamps or WIC or who qualifies for SENIOR MARKET COUPONS. We need to see an increase in patronage to keep these services in place for next season - we have 3 months to do this before the market ends for the season. Your help would truly be a benefit to the market and our farmers!
2 incentives for every purchase!
Philmont Farmers' Market coupon for a choice of a FREE vegetable at the EBT GOODIES market stand for shoppers useing EBT / Food Stamps, WIC coupons, or senior FMNP coupons.
Fresh Connect Checks for every $5 EBT charge shopper receives a FREE $2 Fresh Connect Check for use at any fresh produce vendor at the market.
Visit your market this Sunday!