2021 Season

Market Flyer (English)

 

The Fresh Market is a farmers’ market
managed by Dutchess Outreach that sells
Hudson Valley fruits, vegetables, and other
local goods at affordable prices.

Purchasing local food from our market directly
supports all of our efforts to feed our neighbors
and grow community food security.

WHERE TO FIND US:
Mondays: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Waterfront Market at the Children’s Museum,
75 North Water Street.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Family Partnership Center
29 North Hamilton Street

WE ACCEPT: SNAP, WIC, Farmers Market
Nutrition Program (FMNP), cash and credit
cards!

 

Dutchess Outreach Urban Farm within the Fall Kill Community Garden

More info about the new Urban Farm

Driving Change

The Dutchess Outreach Fresh Market distributes local, farm fresh fruits and vegetables to residents of the City of Poughkeepsie. The goal of the mobile market is to provide affordable, healthy food access to everyone, regardless of social status or income. The market operates from June-November making stops throughout the city of Poughkeepsie and accepts all forms of payment, including food assistance benefits like SNAP/EBT and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Checks from Seniors and Mothers with Infant Children. Access to local, fresh, healthy foods is a right that everyone deserves, and the Dutchess Outreach Fresh Market is leading the charge in order to ensure it is so.  

A Project Informed by Community Voices

In 2010, a community collaboration prompted by a desire to foster new cycles of fresh food abundance, and an awareness of – and a commitment to ending – food insecurity in our community formed.  

In 2011, this joint initiative, implemented as a collaboration of several lead partners, including the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Dutchess Outreach, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, Dutchess County Department of Health and Vassar College, was one of only 10 projects nationally to be awarded a two-year assessment and planning grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. Grant funds supported the completion of a community food assessment that began in 2010. This assessment identified a large percentage of Poughkeepsie residents (26.8%) as food insecure. The grant allowed for further community visioning and participatory planning; and the establishment of the Poughkeepsie Plenty Food Coalition in 2013. The goal of the Coalition is to raise awareness and build a movement for long-term change, including efforts to advocate for policy change and coordinate the launch of innovative projects.

The Mobile Market officially launched in the spring of 2015, and as of November 2020, we have successfully completed our sixth season.

Thank you to our Dutchess Outreach Fresh Market Supporters

Thank you to our 2021 Farming Partners

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