BINGHAM — Bingham Area Health Center now hosts a low-cost farm stand sponsored by the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets and Good Shepherd Food Bank. The cost of the food is subsidized by the sponsoring organizations and payment will be accepted in cash and EBT.

The Food for All Farm Stand is a pilot project geared towards creating an alternative food access model that will make fresh local produce available and affordable for rural Mainers who are low income or use SNAP benefits. The farm stand will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 23.

“Our goal with this event is to create a win-win distribution model where local farmers are fairly compensated for their product and low-income Mainers have access to fresh, local produce,” said Connie Coggins, president and CEO of HealthReach Community Health Centers.

Representatives from MaineGeneral Retired Senior and Volunteer Program, Somerset Public Health, and the health center will also be on hand to provide information on topics including volunteer opportunities for seniors, wellness and nutrition, and health insurance reenrollment.

The center is at 237 Main St. For more information, call 672-4187 or visit www.BinghamCHC.org.

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