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Improving Local Food Access

Location: Heberton Hall, next to Keene Public Library

At Monadnock Farm & Community Coalition‘s Spring Forum, organizers will deepen the dialogue and working relationships between the social services sector and the local food movement, identify barriers to purchasing healthy local food, and highlight work that is already increasing the availability of locally grown food for individuals and institutions.

We will begin our conversation with what we know: health and local food are connected; access, affordability and equity in our local food system impact health outcomes for all of us, especially our lower income communities.

Organized by the MFCC Education Working Group (EWG)

EWG member organizations:
The Community Kitchen, Keene Housing, KSC Dietetic Internship, Community Garden Connection/Antioch Univ. New England, Cheshire HEAL, Monadnock Menus, and Healthy Monadnock.

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Double Up Veggie Bucks Coming to Farmers’ Market of Keene

Double Up Veggie Bucks will help community members who use federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP) to buy more farm-fresh food, while supporting local businesses who sell at The Farmers Market of Keene, one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse grower-only farmers markets in NH. Not only can consumers use their debit and credit cards at the Market Booth, but residents who qualify for federal nutrition assistance can shop at the market using their benefits card, and double their purchasing power up to an extra $10 per market day.

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