When USA Today asked Alice Waters, co-owner of the famed restaurant Chez Panisse, to compile a list of some of the country’s best farmers markets she made sure to include PPS grantee City Seed, located in New Haven, CT.
One of only two East Coast markets cited, the City Seed Wooster Square Farmers Market was noted for their focus on accessibility. The market accepts Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons, as well as Electronic Benefits Transfer (food stamps), making it easier for low-income New Haven residents to shop and enjoy the market.
Jennifer McTiernan, executive director of City Seed, was pleased with the recognition,“We were thrilled with the USA Today article, not just because it mentioned the market that we run, but because it specifically listed that we were accessible to the community. Though I think that there’s definitely more we could do to make that more of a reality, it was exciting to see the work that we have done in that area being recognized.”
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