Date(s) - 09/03/2022 - 09/24/2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Since 2018, Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) has joined community partners to show appreciation for our local veterans every Saturday in September!
Cheshire County Veterans are invited to attend the Farmers’ Market of Keene on Saturdays 9am-1pm (Gilbo Ave. Keene, NH) and/or the Winchester Farmer’s Market (1 Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH) on Saturdays 9am-1pm throughout the month of September to receive $20 in vouchers every week to spend on food items at each market!
The Cheshire County Conservation District has partnered with the Farmer’s Market of Keene, the Winchester Farmer’s Market, and the Cheshire Medical Center’s Center for Population Health to increase community members access to healthy foods, an effort which advances the priority areas of the Healthy Monadnock Alliance.
The Veteran Appreciation Month program in Cheshire County is not based on need, but rather serves as a way for our community to say “thank you” to our local service members for their commitment and sacrifice.
Additionally, Veteran Appreciation Month, supports local farm viability and strengthens our food system, by providing additional business to our local markets- a win/win for consumers and farmers!
Vouchers are distributed each week at the Veteran Appreciation Month booth at each market on a first come, first served basis while funding supplies last.
Cheshire County Veterans may come back every week for another $20 in vouchers and may participate at both locations if they wish. Vouchers may be used to purchase food items only. Vouchers have no cash value, are non-transferable, and must be redeemed at each market respectively by the end of September 2022.
To participate, veterans must provide proof of veteran status and proof of Cheshire County residency. Valid forms of Veteran ID include: (1) copy of DD214, (2) healthcare enrollee card from Veteran Affairs, or (3) NH Driver’s license with a Veterans designation.
Veterans from eligible towns include: Keene, Swanzey, Gilsum, Harrisville, Alstead, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Marlborough, Walpole, Troy, Nelson, Roxbury, Rindge, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Surry, Sullivan, Chesterfield, Stoddard, Marlow, Westmoreland, Richmond, and Winchester.
Learn more about the Veteran Appreciation Month Program and it’s impact by visiting: https://www.cheshireconservation.org/veterans