Old Greenwich Farmer’s Market partners with Neighbor to Neighbor

The Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market has joined forces with Neighbor to Neighbor to ease hunger in Greenwich.

Farmers and vendors at the local market are providing fresh produce at the end of the market each Wednesday to the Greenwich food pantry. Corn, squash, peaches and lettuce were just some of the produce provided.

Neighbor to Neighbor is Greenwich’s only food pantry, serving over 1,000 residents each month, half of whom are children. Last year it provided more than 300,000 meals and 17,000 bags of clothing free to clients who are referred through social service agencies, houses of worship and schools.

Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director Nancy Coughlin expressed her gratitude to the Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market and their donating farmers.

“Fresh produce is out of reach for most of our clients,” she explained. “These Greenwich residents are struggling financially and to have access to locally grown, healthy produce through this collaboration between the Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market vendors and our food pantry is a wonderful gift. We are truly grateful to these vendors who see the value in connecting healthy food to people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.”

The Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market is a nonprofit venture created by primary organizers Amy and Kevin Burke, in conjunction with the town of Greenwich’s Parks and Recreation Department, to make local produce accessible to Old Greenwich residents.

Located in the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich at 48 West End Avenue, local residents from Riverside, Cos Cob and Old Greenwich shop every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

Connecticut farms including Back 40 Farm, Smith’s Acres and Riverbank Farms donated a wealth of fresh, healthy produce this past Wednesday to Neighbor to Neighbor.

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