Somerville farmers market open through October

Somerville residents do not have to go far to access fresh fruits and vegetables. The city recently launched another season of the Somerville Mobile Farmers Market. Now in its seventh year, the market delivers locally grown summer produce in a van to different parts of the city, with the goal of ensuring all residents have access to healthy foods at affordable prices. The city’s Shape Up Somerville program and the organization Groundwork Somerville jointly operate the mobile market with the help of other community organizations and local farms. All produce is grown in Massachusetts by Enterprise Farm, Oakdale Farms, World Farmers/Flats Mentor Farm, and Groundwork Somerville’s South Street Farm. Buyers can receive 50 percent off their purchases if they reside at Somerville’s North Street or Mystic public housing complexes or by showing their SNAP or WIC cards or state Senior Farmers Market coupons. This year’s market will run through Oct. 21. The market will make stops Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 167 Holland St., and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St.; and on Saturdays from 10 a..m. to noon at North Street housing complex, 26 North St., and from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Mystic housing complex, 530 Mystic Ave. For more information, go to


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