With a grant from the Moses Taylor Foundation, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) is opening a Farmers Market at its Fallbrook housing community at 185 Fallbrook Street in Carbondale. The year-round market will be open on Thursdays starting on September 9th.
“Our goal is to make fresh, local food as accessible and affordable in Carbondale as it is at our South Side Farmers Market in Scranton,” says UNC Director of Community Revitalization Chrissy Manuel.
Since 2010, UNC has run the South Side Farmers Market in Scranton, bringing fresh,
locally-grown food to an area that was designated a food desert by the USDA. The market is planning to make its healthy offerings available to all by accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and other vouchers for low-income seniors and families.
The Carbondale Farmers Market plans to do the same.
Manuel says, “We’ve seen the benefits the South Side Farmers Market has had on the
community, not only in offering local, fresh food, but also in the relationships between the farmers and customers and among community members. Customers learn about the food they eat and where it comes from while connecting with those who grow it and other members of their community.”
The public is invited to the opening day event on Carbondale Farmers Market on
Thursday, Sept 9th, 2021 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The Carbondale Farmers Market is currently accepting vendors for the market. Anyone interested can call the Program Coordinator, Emily Arcaro, at (570) 346-6203 ext. 118.