We are committed to sharing the freshest of Hudson Valley food as widely as possible with our local community. Mindful of affordability, the Market hosts vendors with a variety of price points. To increase accessibility and help address food insecurity, the Market makes regular donations of food to the Hastings Food Pantry and matches SNAP purchases up to $10.
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Since 2010, the Market has partnered with the Hastings Food Pantry to bring fresh, local produce to neighbors in need. Every market day, six dozen eggs and 20 pounds of apples are donated. Additionally, every third Saturday we invite our shoppers to donate market produce that we then deliver to the Pantry, located at the James V. Harmon Community Center. This model supports our farmers and our community.
You can support the gleaning program by volunteering to transport
donated food from the Market to the Pantry, donating produce at the Market, or underwriting our egg and apple donations. We are grateful to In2Green, a Yonkers-based textile business, for sponsoring our work with the Pantry in the past. If you or your company would like to do the same, please email us.
To offset costs for shoppers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), the Market matches purchases up to $10, as resources allow. In the 2017 season, the Market provided more than $200 to defray the high cost of fresh, local food for shoppers using SNAP. This program also helps farmers by growing their community of shoppers. You can support our effort to make fresh food accessible to all by donating to the Market's Health Bucks program. For more information please email us.