Shoppers at the Ruggles Farmers' Market were able to use food coupons provided by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and the Senior Farmers' Market coupon program. Fresh produce is sold every Wednesday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, June 5 to October 30, at Ruggles Park at Pine & Seabury Streets. Seniors were able to use some of the Farmers' Market Coupons that were given out by the Council on Aging several weeks earlier to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Parents of young children were able to use their coupons as well as enter their name in a raffle for a free basket of fresh vegetables given out each week by the Fall River WIC program at 102 County Street. Click here for pictures of the Farmers' Market that operates on Saturdays at Kennedy Park. Click here to get information about the Coupon Program for seniors. For information about the event, contact Mass In Motion Coordinator Julie Kelly at 508-324-2405.


(Top row, left and center) Arlene Aguiar of Oxford Street in Fall River looks over some potatoes before purchasing them from Miguel Us using a senior farmers' market coupon. (Top row, right) Joanne Sbardella purchases vegetables for the Towne House Clubhouse lunches from Cody Botelho of Amaral's Farm. (Middle row, left) John Carvalho of Swansea points to some zucchini that he wants to purchase from Joe Soares. (Bottom row, center) Susana Toste, Bruna Narciso and six-month-old Savanah Mack and her father Alan talk with Lisa Alves of the WIC program.



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