Help us make change for the better with our "Harvest for Hunger" Campaign to benefit the Woodstock Community Food Shelf!
The Woodstock Farmers’ Market has been ordering fresh produce for the Woodstock Community Food Shelf since the winter of 2006 (and the Reading West Windsor Food Shelf starting in 2015). Back in 2006 during the holidays we put out collection boxes at our cash registers with the pledge to match whatever funds were donated to buy fresh produce for the community food shelf.
We continue to do this each year! But this is a different program than you see most businesses get into.
(November 1st, 2016 - September 4th, 2017)
Monthly Produce Donations:
Since December of 2009 we have been joined in our efforts by the Woodstock Downtown Merchants group spearheaded by Nick Ferro. Funds collected by Nick from the merchants is funneled through Woodstock Farmers’ Market enabling us to procure even more fresh produce throughout the winter months. We arrange fresh produce pick-ups for the food shelf bi-weekly beginning in November through April. Essentially, the Woodstock Farmers’ Market and its customers provide one delivery per month and the Merchants group provides the other. Having the Merchants group join us in this effort has enabled us to donate twice as much each winter than before and also provides for a monthly donation to the Reading food shelf as well.
Click here for more information on the Woodstock Community Food Shelf.