"Capital Region seniors deserve to have good nutrition," said Wallingford in a statement. "Through this initiative, we are providing residents of Summit Towers with veggie dollars to help defray the cost of purchasing fresh vegetables and fruits."
One thing Augusta said she really liked about the farmers market is the mini watermelons offered for $2. She said it allows residents a chance to enjoy the fruit without having to purchase large quantities.
Besides visiting the farmers market, residents have access to a bus making trips to supermarkets twice a week. On Monday the bus travels to Hannaford and on Friday it goes to Price Chopper. Both markets provide the bus at no cost to residents.
"There is a lot of community support for our tenants," said Augusta. "This is a positive thing that is happening in our community, and we are grateful to have it.""