Farmers Market Voucher Program

As part of its community benefits program, Quincy Medical Center partners with Manet Community Health Center to offer the Steward Farmers Market Voucher Program for patients with type I, type II or gestational diabetes who are enrolled in Manet’s Clinical Care Management. The program enables selected patients and their families to receive free vouchers, or "Steward Bucks", to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets each week from June through October, encouraging them to improve their diets and, hopefully, improve their overall health.

Manet Community Health Center

Diabetes affects an estimated 25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3 percent of the population — and it contributes to more than 230,000 deaths each year with a cost of $176 billion in direct medical costs and another $69 million in lost productivity. Steward Health Care System has partnered with Mass Farmers Markets and local farmers to create the Farmers Market Voucher Program to help patients with diabetes better manage their disease. The program helps patients supplement their purchases of fruits and vegetables making it easier for them to incorporate these ingredients into every meal throughout the week. In conjunction with education around diabetes management and nutrition, participants will be encouraged to purchase and prepare healthier meals for themselves and their families.

Vegetable Vouchers for the Steward Farmers Market Voucher Program may be used at any farmers market associated with the Federation of Mass Farmers Markets (FMFM). The FMFM is affiliated with over 100 farmers markets across the state. Here is a list of affiliated farmers markets in the Quincy Medical Center/Manet Community Health Center area:

Braintree Farmers Market
Braintree Town Hall Mall
1 JFK Memorial Drive
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Rain or shine
June 14 through November 22

Cohasset Farmers Market
Cohasset Common
Main Street
Thursdays, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
June 20 through October 17

Dorchester/Fields Corner Farmers Market
Park Street Shopping center Parking Lot
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon
July 6 through October 26

Dorchester/Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market
Corner of Ashmont Street and 1943 Dorchester Avenue
Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.
June 21 through October 18

Hingham Farmers Market
Hingham Bathing Beach Parking Lot, Rte. 3A
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 3 through November 22

Milton Farmers Market
Wharf Street Park, Milton Village
(off Adams Street)
Thursdays, 1 to 6 p.m.
June 19 through October 30

Quincy Farmers Market
J Hancock Municipal Parking Lot
Across from Courthouse
Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
June 27 through November 21

Scituate Farmers Market
North Scituate Parking Lot
at corner of Turner Baily Road and Country Way
Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.
June 25 through October 22

Weymouth Farmers Market
Town Hall Parking Lot
Middle Street
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 21 through October 4

Other markets are also available throughout the year in regions north and south of Greater Boston. To find additional markets in your area, please call the FMFM at 781-893-8222 or visit the FMFM website.

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