Franklin Hospital hosts summer farmer’s market

FRANKLIN — Franklin Regional Hospital is once again hosting a weekly Summer Farmer's Market in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition.

Local vendors will be set up on the FRH lawn every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m., throughout the summer season. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle is the focus of the market, and shoppers will be able to purchase locally-grown produce and other fresh local food options. Also, there will periodically be live cooking demonstrations with UNH Cooperative Extensions Cooking Matters program experts and LRGHealthcare dieticians.

Most vendors will accept cash or check, and the market accepts SNAP benefits via an EBT payment system on site. The use of SNAP is made possible through a grant in cooperation with the Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers (CCNTR). Promotional SNAP programs include, Double SNAP Dollars, up to $5 each week. Those who purchase $5 of food with a SNAP card will receive an additional $5 in market food items free.

For more information, please contact Franklin Regional Hospital Community Educator Melissa Rizzo at 934-2060.