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Franklin Farmer’s Market Makes Healthy Local Foods More Accessible With Double SNAP Dollars and Free Bus Route

6/21/2017
FRANKLIN, NH- Franklin Regional Hospital is excited to once again host a weekly Summer Farmer’s Market in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition.  Join local food vendors on the lawn at FRH on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, June 27 and continuing through September 12.
 
Encouraging healthy lifestyles of community residents is the focus of the market and shoppers will get to enjoy locally-grown produce and other goods in an easily accessible location. The market will also be accepting debit, credit, and SNAP/EBT payments for purchases. Through a partnership with the Merrimack County Conservation District’s Granite State Market Match program, SNAP benefits will be matched up to twenty dollars per week per shopper. Double SNAP dollars can be used towards the redemption of free fruits and vegetables!
 
Also this year, free round trip bus transportation to the market from scheduled Franklin locations as well as any Franklin address. This is being made possible with a grant from Franklin Savings Bank and a partnership with the Belknap-Merrimack County Community Action Program (BM-CAP). Franklin bus stops will include City Hall, the Woods Apartment Complex, and Senior Haven East at Damy Drive.
 
Eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources are essential to a healthy body and mind.  Stop by Franklin Regional Hospital on Tuesday afternoons this summer for the freshest, most delicious local food!
 
For more information or a bus route schedule please call 934-2060 ext. 8369 or visit our Facebook page at “Franklin Farmer’s Market”
 
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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