Advocate Staff Report
Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett will be hosting Harvest Fest on Saturday, September 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 150 School St. In an effort to increase residents’ access to locally sourced produce, this event will have a pop-up farmer’s market featuring locally grown foods. Also, some of the farm vendors will use the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), which lets SNAP/EBT users purchase free produce with their EBT card in allotments of $40, $60 or $80, depending on their family size. Local organizations and Everett restaurants will have food and drinks available to all who attend, and there will be live entertainment from local artists and bands. It will be a day all about community, food access, family-fun activities and celebrating multiculturalism during Hispanic Heritage Month. All are welcome to attend.
The City is looking to hear feedback from residents on what they want from a routine public farmer’s market.