Besides the growing late summer harvest being displayed, Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz and other Patrick administration officials will visit the Belmont Farmers Market at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, to promote healthy food options available for seniors and recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
The Belmont Farmers Market – open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the municipal parking lot in Belmont Center at Cross Street and Channing Road – is one of 118 farmers market across the state accepting SNAP benefits, to provide access to nutritional and local shopping options.
This week's intermediate vendors are Westport Rivers Winery, Wild Acre Inns, Sfolia Baking Company, Soluna Garden Farm, Underwood Greenhouses, and the regular vendors.
The market accepts and doubles SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) up to an extra $25 per market day, while matching funds last.
In the Events Tent
• Story time with stories about farms and food for preschoolers told by librarians from the Belmont Public Library at 3:15 p.m.
• Face painting with Amber Espar from 3:45 p.m. until closing.