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Network Matters
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

November 2014

Join Us for the Mobile Farmers’ Market in Hartford 


Harvard Pilgrim would like to invite our Connecticut providers and their patients to the Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 launch of the Hartford Mobile Market, of which the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation is a founding funder. Join us from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the steps of Hartford City Hall (550 Main Street) for an introduction to the program and a tour of the mobile market. (Note: In the event of rain, the launch event will take place in the City Hall Atrium.)

The program, created by the Hispanic Health Council and Hartford Food System, features a year-round mobile produce market that sells fresh fruits and vegetables to Hartford neighborhoods that may lack sufficient access to these nutritious foods. By making produce more affordable and accessible, the Hartford Mobile Market aims to foster healthier eating habits. Starting with a schedule of two stops a week to neighborhoods in the north and south ends of the city, the Hartford Mobile Market will expand its route over the course of its first year to 12 stops in five target areas: Clay Arsenal, Upper Albany, Northeast, Frog Hollow, and Barry Square.

Created in 1980, the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation supports Harvard Pilgrim’s mission to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities we serve by providing the tools, training, and leadership to build healthy communities throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The Foundation is committed to providing increased access to fresh food, addressing health disparities affecting diverse populations, and supporting communities through grant contribution and community service.

For any questions about the launch event or the Hartford Mobile Market, please contact Pauline Zaldonis at
860-296-9325.

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