Press Release

RELEASE DATE:08/18/16
HEALTHREACH CONTACT:Communications Department
TELEPHONE:207.660.9914
EMAIL:Communications@HealthReach.org

Food-for-All Farm Stand Offers Fresh, Low-Cost Local Produce

Farm Stand Series at Bingham Area Health Center Continues to Benefit Community

BINGHAM - Bingham Area Health Center’s low-cost farm stand, sponsored by the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets and Good Shepherd Food Bank, continues to offer fresh, locally grown produce from local farms in Somerset County. The cost of the food is subsidized by the sponsoring organizations and payment is accepted in cash and EBT.

The Food for All Farm Stand is geared toward creating an alternative food access model that will make fresh local produce available and affordable for all rural Mainers, including those who are low income or use SNAP benefits. The farm stand will be open from noon to 4:00 PM on Thursdays for the following dates:
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15

Fresh, local produce has so far been provided by Sweetland Farm (Starks), Dasher Farms (Fairfield), and Moodytown Gardens (Palmyra).

Bingham Area Health Center is located at 237 Main Street in Bingham. For more information, call 207-672-4187 or visit www.BinghamCHC.org.

Bingham Area Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality medical and behavioral health care to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of health care and medications including the Health Insurance Marketplace. A private, non-profit with a 41-year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations.

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