Produce in the Park kicks off the season on June 2 | Atlantic

The Produce in the Park Summer Farmers Markets kick off Thursday, June 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Atlantic City Park. The June 2 market features a free concert by Jason Reed, a Massena native known for his powerful stories of the hardships and joys of Central America. Visitors to the June 2 Market are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to better relax in the shade of Atlantic City Park and enjoy the music.

Good music isn’t the only reason to come to the park on June 2. In addition to the free concert, the opening day of Produce in the Park features a dinner from food truck Hungry Spartan Pizza, a bouncy house and other activities from June sponsor Nishna Valley Family YMCA and 20 vendors selling merchandise, including fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey, baked goods and desserts, soaps, candles, jewelry, wood crafts, etc.

Plus, one lucky opening market attendee will win 20 weeks of boxes of Bridgewater Farm produce, a value of $350! The weekly produce box raffle is free for anyone 18 and older who visits the June 2 Farmer’s Market. This free drawing is funded by the Cass County Local Food Policy Council. Only people who attend the Produce in the Park Market on June 2 are eligible to win. The winner will be drawn after the market on June 2 and will begin receiving the free weekly produce box on June 9. Each week’s box from Bridgewater Farm will include eight to 12 different fresh produce, and the contents of the box will change during the season.

There will be a kiosk from the Atlantic Public Library.

All merchants accept cash. Many accept credit cards and Venmo. All eligible food vendors accept SNAP/EBT (also known as food stamps). All fresh produce vendors accept and distribute Double Up Food Bucks (coupons given for SNAP/EBT purchases of fresh produce).

June 2022 Produce in the Park Farmers Markets are sponsored by Atlantic Community Advancement Commission, Nishna Valley Family YMCA, Cass County Tourism, Cass Health, First Whitney Bank and Trust, Chamber of Commerce of the Atlantic region and Deter Motor Co.

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