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CitySeed Farmer’s Market Wooster Square Season Opening
May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
One of the only farmers’ markets operating year-round in Connecticut, CitySeed officially kicks off its 2018 Weekend Farmers’ Market season at Wooster Square on Saturday, May 5 and Edgewood Park on Sunday, May 6.
Wooster Square Opening Day activities include special guests Simon’s Green House, Sperry’s Natural and Jane’s Good Food; food trucks/carts Bowl’d Creations, Crêpes Choupette, Chief Brody’s Banh Mi and PopCentric Gourmet Popsicles; musical entertainment by Hugh and Dana; a sampling of Sudanese dishes provided by Chef Amal from Sanctuary Kitchen; kids’ activities including fruit & veggie mascots and themed face painting; and a traditional celebratory Lettuce Toss featuring “Heroes of the New Haven Food System.”
Edgewood Park Opening Day features new-to-the-market vendors Katey’s Kitchen Granola and New Haven Tea; musical entertainment by The Imaginary Pickups; a sampling of food provided by Sanctuary Kitchen; kids’ activities including fruit & veggie mascots and themed face painting; and a traditional celebratory Lettuce Toss featuring emerging food businesses from CitySeed’s food business incubator.
This year CitySeed’s weekend Farmers’ Markets will periodically include cooking demos or tastings, special food items for sale, specials, live performances by local musicians, and family-friendly activities. Knife and tool sharpening services will also be featured as well as Strawberry Festivals slated for June at Wooster Square and Edgewood Park Farmers Markets.
As in previous years, the Wooster Square Market is located in Russo Park at the corner of Chapel Street and DePalma Court, 9am-1pm. The Edgewood Park Market is located at the corner of Whalley and West Rock Avenues, 10am-1pm. The Downtown Lunchtime Market is moving to its new location on the New Haven Green across the street from City Hall at the corner of Elm and Church Streets Wednesday, June 27th, 11am – 2pm. The Fair Haven Market starts the following week on Thursday, July 5th, 3pm – 6pm.
CitySeed is also excited to announce an emerging collaboration with Breathing Room Yoga Center. They will soon launch the New Haven debut of “Yoga In Our City,” a statewide program that connects communities by offering free yoga classes in green spaces. This yoga series will run June through August and two of the three weekly classes will be onsite during farmers’ markets – the Edgewood Park Farmers’ Market and the Fair Haven Farmers’ Market at Quinnipiac River Park.
All CitySeed Farmers’ Markets offer the Double Value Coupon Program, a nutrition incentive program that enables SNAP recipients to double their money dollar for dollar at CitySeed Farmers’ Markets – up to $10 buys $20 of CT-grown fruit, vegetables, seedlings, or canned fruits and vegetables at each market each week.
In addition to supporting local agriculture, food justice is a primary focus of CitySeed’s work. We enhance access to healthy food through a series of Farmers’ Markets structured for all income levels, a SNAP Double Value Coupon Program, community-based cooking and education programs, and food entrepreneurship services through Kitchen at CitySeed and Sanctuary Kitchen, as well as policy work. For more information visit www.cityseed.org.