In an effort to provide Bridgeport residents, workers, and visitors access to fresh, locally-grown affordable produce, the city of Bridgeport has once again teamed up with Wholesome Wave (a national non-profit), Downtown Special Services District (DDSD), St Vincent's Hospital, and other partners this summer to bring three Farmers Markets to different areas of the city. By hosting these markets, the city of Bridgeport along with its supporters aims to increase economic viability within the city and state through local food commerce, support local state farms and give normally undeserved communities the ability to enjoy fresh produce in a welcoming and educational setting.
"We are committed to finding ways to encourage Bridgeport residents to live a sustainable, healthy lifestyle," said Mayor Bill Finch. "The Farmers Markets expands access to fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting our local economy."
Running through the end of October, the markets offer SNAP, WIC, and FMNP incentives and are a win-win for the community's health conscious consumers and the local farmers who believe everyone regardless of economic income deserve to eat and live well.
Farm Stand at St. Vincent Medical Center
2800 Main St., Tue. noon-4 p.m., East Side Farm Stand, 752 E. Main St., Wed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Farmer's Market, Bank St. at McLevy Green, Thurs. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.