Fresh From Little Italy to You
Enjoy locally grown produce and more throughout summer at Little Italy Farmers Markets
Suspicious of what you'll find in grocery store produce bins? Perhaps you'd prefer a little natural light shed on your shopping situation.
You're in luck, because the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network has brought back its weekly Little Italy Farmers Markets for the summer of 2020. A healthier diet means a healthier immune system, so it's even more important that you get your fruits and veggies in during pandemic times. You can do just that each Monday through Sept. 28 by heading down to 331 W. 18th St. (the corner of West 18th and Hickory, between Myrtle and Chestnut) to browse locally grown produce in the open air, in addition to locally made bread, meat, and dairy products.
As in years before, food stamps via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be accepted as payment, as well as Farmers Market Nutrition Program Seniors Vouchers. Speaking of senior citizens, the first hour of shopping (3 to 4 p.m.) will be exclusively dedicated to individuals 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions. From 4 to 6 p.m., anyone else wearing a mask is welcome to stop by, so long as they follow COVID-19 safety protocols that should be planted firmly in their gourds at this stage. Sanitize, social distance, and please do not touch the merchandise.
After all, we would hate to see your summer squashed.
Mondays through Sept. 28 // 331 W. 18th St. // Prices vary // ssjnn.org