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City connects farmers with community at Harvest Fest


  The City of Everett hosted Harvest Fest at the School Street parking lot this past weekend to connect residents with local farms and increase access to fresh produce. Attendees were able to listen to live music while enjoying food from Everett businesses, shopping for fresh produce from local farms and learning more about programs offered by community groups. Some of the farm vendors used the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), which lets Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) users purchase free produce with their EBT card in allotments of $40, $60, $80, depending on their family size. It was a true community event that helped increase access to locally sourced produce and connected residents with local Everett businesses.

A young attendee colored a picture at the art station.
Ward 6 Councillor Al Lattanzi alongside City of Everett officials: Health and Human Services Equity Access Officer Antoinette Octave Blanchard, Executive Manager Mirlande Felissaint and Director of Planning & Development Matt Lattanzi, Esq.
A young attendee is shown enjoying live music.
There were many different types of fruits and vegetables available to all who attended.

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