Monday, May 25, 2015

Camden farmer's market sets up shop this week

Starting Thursday, the Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will be bringing fresh produce to Camden as part of its annual farmer's market program. Jersey Fresh produce, including tomatoes, corn, and blueberries, will be sold every Thursday outside of Virtua Health building on Mt. Ephraim and Atlantic Avenues and every Friday in downtown Camden at the corner of Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Camden farmer's market sets up shop this week

Starting Thursday, the Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will be bringing fresh produce to Camden as part of its annual farmer’s market program.

Jersey Fresh produce, including tomatoes, corn, and blueberries, will be sold every Thursday outside of Virtua Health building on Mt. Ephraim and Atlantic Avenues and every Friday in downtown Camden at the corner of Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Camden’s AHEC is under the umbrella of the New Jersey Area Health Education Centers, a nonprofit that provides access to health and human services for underserved populations.

Both Camden markets will accept cash, NJ SNAP (food stamps) and senior and WIC vouchers. The farmers markets will be set up weekly through Oct. 23.

In addition to the produce, AHEC will also be providing free health screenings, according the agency’s marketing flyer.

The market will be open:

Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About this blog

Allison Steele writes about Camden’s schools, government and businesses. Most importantly, she writes about the city’s residents. She is a former crime reporter who covered the Camden and Philadelphia police departments for the Inquirer. A Philly native, she has been with the Inquirer since 2008.

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