Mar. 31, 2016
The Boilermaker is proud to collaborate on a project which will bring a farmers market and health and fitness education to the West Utica community. The West Utica Public Market will run every Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, starting June 7th and ending on October 11th. It will be held in the parking lot of the Shops at the Finish Line, directly behind the Boilermaker offices.
West Utica is considered a 'food desert' which is defined as an area which does not offer access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers markets and other healthy food providers.
"This market will fill a direct need in the community," says Tim Reed, president of the Boilermaker Road Race. "After having moved our offices from downtown to West Utica, we realized that there is no easy access to healthy food in this community, and we want to fill that void as the Boilermaker is all about health and wellness."
"The mission statement of this new farmers market is 'Good food. Good people. Good community,' and we're looking for good vendors to bring a healthy mix of produce and food to the residents of West Utica," says Rebecca Spataro-Kearns, manager of the West Utica Public Market.
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