Sacred Heart Cathedral Community launches summer fresh food market

Posted at: 07/10/2013 6:30 PM

Some new food choices for people on the city's northwest side. The Cathedral Community, along with Foodlink and New York Fresh Connect launched a summer fresh food market for that area.

The weekly market is held in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Cathedral Community Parish on Ridgeway at Primrose Street. It's held every Wednesday through August.

The market is made possible by New York State's Fresh Connect Program, which helps to improve education about healthy food choices. The food is supplied through Foodlink all summer long. The market is a service officials say is much needed in this area.

James Martel, The Cathedral Community, said, "We generally feel that it's very important to be able to feed your family. Bottom line, you really need to be able to feed your family. The hope is that if you have a dollar, rather than going to the store and buying a bag of potato chips, you can come here and buy a bag of 12 potatoes for that same dollar, and be able to make a decent meal for your family with that amount of money."

The farmstand is open to the public and will sell fresh foods at wholesale prices. It also accepts food stamps and it's all staffed by Cathedral Community volunteers.