The Farmers Market Project is one of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion (MiM) initiatives that focuses on healthy eating. The goal of the project is to increase access to affordable and healthy foods through farmers markets, primarily for SNAP and WIC clients. MAPC is advancing this project in several communities in Middlesex County as part of the Middlesex County Community Transformation Grant (CTG).
Communities in Middlesex County that are implementing the Healthy Dining project include:
MAPC is facilitating the implementation of the Healthy Dining initiative through helping to establish a coordinating committee with representation from programs in each participating municipality that will oversee the implementation and expansion of the initiative as well as providing training and technical assistance resources to communities on specific areas such as outreach and addressing barriers to farmers market use.