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Community Market

Community Market

Our Community Market program is a free farmer’s market style food distribution serving the residents of three Lowell Housing Authority properties, Chelmsford Senior Housing and Dracut Senior Housing. The program offers residents the opportunity to supplement their groceries by enjoying fresh produce and other food staples at no cost. Produce for the Market comes from several sources including donations from local farms and farmer’s markets and purchases from local farms and produce companies. MVFB staff work with vendors and farmers to offer ethnically appropriate produce selections based on the demographics of the specific housing property.

In addition to bountiful fresh produce, the market frequently offers bottled water, juice, canned goods, and other items as available. The market operates from June-November so that residents of each complex can attend once per month. In 2023, the Community Market distributed over 17,000 pounds of produce and other food staples, as well as information about the availability of programs like SNAP and HIP, and an opportunity to socialize with their neighbors.

Community Market is a great corporate volunteering opportunity, as we can accommodate small groups at the markets. If your company would like to apply to volunteer, click here

For questions about Community Market, please call call 978-454-7272 or contact us and ask for Makayla Clougherty, our Public Health & Marketing Coordinator.