On Tuesday, October 18th, 30 senior citizens in Paterson joined City Green for a “Fall Senior Day” celebration at the Veggie Mobile at Lou Costello Park. Seniors sampled farm-fresh produce, entered to win raffle prizes, received information from Paterson Alliance and SNAP-Ed, enjoyed classic music, and redeemed their Senior FMNP checks at the Veggie Mobile.
At City Green’s “Senior Day at the Lou Costello Park Veggie Mobile” held on August 16th, seniors received Senior FMNP checks to redeem at the Veggie Mobile throughout the farmers market season. The “Fall Senior Day” celebration provided residents the opportunity to shop for farm-fresh fall vegetables and redeem their Senior FMNP checks before the end of the farmers market season.
“We at City Green are so thrilled at the enthusiastic turnout of today’s event. The day started off a little chilly, but the sun came out and warmed us right up. The Seniors who came today were able to meet with and get information from City Green and our community partners Paterson Alliance, the Community Food Bank of NJ. They tasted different varieties of apples, received kitchen tools, and learned how to make beet hummus. We all had such a lovely day. We can’t wait to do this again next year!”
The Veggie Mobile will be at Lou Costello Park every Tuesday through November 8th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, offering a wide variety of affordable fruits and vegetables, all organically grown at City Green’s farms in Clifton and Mt. Olive. City Green’s full market calendar is available here.
At all City Green farm stands, markets and Veggie Mobile stops, including at Lou Costello, customers who use SNAP/EBT, WIC FMNP Vouchers, and Senior FMNP Vouchers can double their purchasing power through City Green’sGood Food Bucks program. Customers who use SNAP receive a 50% Good Food Buck discount on their fresh produce purchases total, and every time a customer spends their WIC FMNP or Senior FMNP benefits, they receive $1 in Good Food Buck coupons for more fresh produce. The Veggie Mobile accepts cash, credit, contactless payments, SNAP, Good Food Bucks, WIC FMNP, and Senior FMNP.
City Green is a 501(c)3 urban farming and gardening organization based in Clifton, New Jersey working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. It offers practical, technical, and financial resources in support of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and ecologically sustainable communities. For more information contact Jasmine Moreano, Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy, or visit www.citygreenonline.org.