© 2023 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WEDH · WEDN · WEDW · WEDY · WNPR
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

New farmers market will offer New Haven residents healthier food choices

Farmers' Marketat Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Brian Stansberry
/
Wikimedia
Farmers' Marketat Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Over $194,000 in federal funding will go towards New Haven’s LEAP and CitySeed programs to make locally grown food more accessible to residents.

The city’s academic and social enrichment program, also known as LEAP, is joining with CitySeed to launch a weekly market in a lot outside the Dixwell Community House every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“It is a model for what the United States government should be doing nationwide in support of good health, equity and entrepreneurship,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said the program is essential to the city’s economy, especially this summer.

“This grant will help this community have more access to food, but also potentially have access to a reliable future career,” Elicker said.

The funding for the program comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative.

Copyright 2022 WSHU. To see more, visit WSHU.

Michael Lyle Jr.

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.

Related Content