- 2017 CRCOG Regional Sustainability Award Winner!
For the second year in a row, the Town of Coventry has received CRCOG’s Regional Sustainability Award–this time for its exemplary stewardship of the Coventry Farmers’ Market, a flagship regional destination and the only municipally-owned farmers’ market in the state. Since taking the helm in 2015, the Town has creatively managed and expanded the 22-week, ‘country-fair-type’ venue to maximize the market’s economic development opportunities as well as to provide local and regional small business and agricultural support. Success to date has hinged on strong partnerships, an innovative operations model, a committed cohort of volunteers, creative marketing efforts and a commitment to the market’s long term sustainability.
- Hartford Mobile Market
The Hartford Mobile Market aims to address the lack of access to affordable and high quality produce in many Hartford neighborhoods. It is a year-round mobile produce market for targeted low-income neighborhoods, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables into areas with limited healthy food access. In addition to providing a source of locally and regionally grown produce for underserved communities, the Hartford Mobile Market also provides a new market for local farmers since the majority of the products sold over the course of the year on the mobile market are sourced locally.
The Hartford Mobile Market began operating in December 2014 with two weekly stops, one at Hispanic Health Council/WIC and one at Community Health Services. SNAP and debit are accepted at all stops. Additional market stops will be added throughout the first year of the mobile market’s operations. Download a PDF of a flyer for the mobile market here.