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Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Closes Season Today with a Community Fall Festival

A recent Monday market day at the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market in Trenton. The recent opening of new retailers and markets in the city is good news, but cannot be sustained without the support and buying dollars of city residents. Photo: Lauren Otis.
Photo: Lauren Otis.

The Greenwood Ave Farmers Market will celebrate its final day of the season with a community fall festival today, Oct. 26th.

Geared towards adults and children of all ages, the event will include free pumpkin recipe tastings, free apple cider samples, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, spooky story time, games, and giveaways.

“We’ve had an amazing inaugural season for the Greenwood Avenue Farmers Market,” said Marissa Davis, project manager for the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids.  “Closing our season with a fall Festival is our way of saying thanks to the community and providing a festive occasion for residents to join us once more for fresh food, fun, health activities, giveaways and more.”

The market, located at 427 Greenwood Avenue near the Trenton Transit Center, will be open from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

SNAP/EBT, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition coupons are accepted; these customers can also redeem any remaining “Good Food Bucks” matching farmers market coupons they may still have for the purchase of fruits and vegetables.

Activity Schedule:

Spooky Kids Story Time – 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm

Scarecrow Making! – 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm

Pumpkin Painting – 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm

What’s in the Box? – 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm

Free samples of a tasty pumpkin treat and hot apple cider, while supplies last, courtesy of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Fun Halloween dance/exercise with the YMCA of Trenton

Fun Halloween music by DJ – Ms. Sue Ms. Sue

Health Services:

IMPACT van – BMI and blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings, HbA1c’s for diabetes

Henry J. Austin – 2:30 t0 4:30 p.m., nutritional consulting

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield – BMI and blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings.

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Written by Krystal Knapp