Summertime tradition returns of Holyoke

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Holyoke Farmers’ Market is back and just in time for the warm weather.

The market is located on Race Street, between Appleton Street and Dwight Street, provides fresh fruits and vegetables. Therefore, naturally increasing food access for the city.

“I think its great to be a part of your community and see what your community grows and what they are interested in and make friends with those in your community,” Charlie Henzel, the market’s manager said.

The market features existing vendors, like D&R Farm and Atlas Farm, as well at 14 new vendors. This year, the market also includes non-food vendors and food trucks.

Holyoke Farmers’ Market Non-Food Vendors & Food Trucks

  • Terra Pots
  • Bath Thyme Soap Shop
  • Blu Angel Flame
  • NA Brews
  • Mr. ICE
  • Mr. Whippey
  • Crave Food Truck

Ezra Blu is the owner of NA Brews, and he told 22News being a part of the market is a benefit to his business.

“Helping small business is the way to go if you really want your community to blossom. This is pretty awesome. We are outside, we are able to see people. Now that the outdoor market is a new thing I am happy to be a part of it,” Blu said.

SNAP/EBT and HIP are accepted at the Holyoke Farmers’ Market, and customers with EBT cards automatically have $40 in free farmers’ market money towards fruits and vegetables.

The Holyoke farmer’s market will be running every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 16. The market will continue to follow all COVID-19 guidelines set by the Holyoke Health Board.

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