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Market vouchers available for Cheshire County vets

Cheshire County Conservation District
August 22. 2018 5:36PM




HINSDALE — This year, Cheshire County is dedicating every Sunday in September to showing its appreciation for its veterans.

Cheshire County veterans who attend the Hinsdale Farmers’ Market on Main Street on Sundays in September between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. can receive a $20 voucher for the week, to be applied to food purchases at the market. The dates for these market days are Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30.

Vouchers are given out on a first-come, first-served basis while funding supplies last. They have no cash value, are non-transferrable and must be redeemed at the Hinsdale Farmers’ Market by the end of September 2018.

This Vouchers for Veterans program, modeled after the Vouchers for Veterans program started by the Rochester Farmers’ Market, is not based on need, but rather serves as a way for the community to say thank you to our local veterans for protecting our freedoms. The program also serves to boost the local farm economy by bringing more business to the local markets — a win-win for the consumer and the farmer. It is the result of a partnership between the Cheshire County Conservation District, the Hinsdale Farmers’ Market and the Cheshire Medical Center’s Center for Population Health, and is meant to increase community members’ access to healthy foods, an effort that supports the Healthy Monadnock initiative.

To participate, veterans must provide proof of veteran status and Cheshire County residency.

Valid forms of ID include a copy of one’s DD214, a healthcare enrollee card from Veterans Affairs or a New Hampshire driver’s license with a veterans designation.

The towns in Cheshire County are Alstead, Chesterfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland and Winchester.

The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial and educational assistance. Its goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils; productive, ecologically sound farms; diverse wildlife; productive, sustainable forests; healthy watersheds; and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole where it works alongside the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners.

For more information, contact Lola Bobrowski at the Cheshire County Conservation District: 756-2988, ext. 115, or lola@ cheshireconservation.org.


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