Coastal Foodshed will host the winter event every Saturday from now until April 24.

The SouthCoast has another opportunity to support local businesses at a time when it is extremely important. Fans of farmers' markets can continue purchasing local food throughout the winter at Coastal Foodshed’s New Bedford Winter Farmers’ Market. The Market is open every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at the Buttonwood Park Community Center, also known as the Warming House, which is located at 1 Oneida Street in New Bedford.

According to a recent press release, the Winter Market has several vendors offering a variety of local products, “including fresh-baked bread from Renegades Rising, delicious cookies and hand-pies from Rosie’s Sweets, local honey from Buzzards Bay Bee Company, and local potatoes and other vegetables from Sampson Farms.”

Coastal Foodshed also sells a great variety of locally grown products sourced from nearby farms and local food makers, including local veggies, eggs, salsa, jam, maple syrup, coffee, and more.

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There is plenty of parking at the Warming House, and all forms of payment are accepted: Cash, Mastercard, Visa, SNAP benefits, and pEBT. All SNAP customers can also earn HIP benefits at the Winter Market when they purchase locally grown produce.

To ensure the safety of customers and vendors, Coastal Foodshed works closely with the New Bedford Health Department and follows all COVID-19 safety regulations. Customers must wear a face covering and social distance while at the market.

I have never been to a farmers market before, but I think now is a good time to try it out. I'd like to support more local businesses with my choices and I think the cookies and pies may be calling my name.

Learn more about Coastal Foodshed HERE.

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