Mobile Farmers Market Two-Day Retreat

Wed, Nov 6, 2019, 8:30 AM –3:00PM and Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 8:30am - 3:00 PM
Northampton Friends Meetinghouse
43 Center Street, #202
Northampton, MA 01060

Register HERE

About this Event

The Hampshire County Mobile Market Retreat aims to bring together all past, present, and future mobile market partners in Hampshire County and the Hilltowns to:

Announcing our Co-Conveners: Grow Food Northampton and Hilltown Community Development

As mobile market operators, Grow Food Northampton and Hilltown Community Development have worked hard over the past two years to bring the mobile farmers market vision into fruition in Northampton and the Hilltowns. As members of the Mobile Market Retreat Planning Committee, they have been invaluable partners in bringing this event together. They will play a key role in advancing the outcomes of the Mobile Market Retreat, and Healthy Hampshire is incredibly grateful to have them on-board as co-conveners.


The Hampshire County Mobile Market Retreat will be packed with opportunities to learn, share ideas, and plan for the future, including:

A Featured Speaker: Jessica del Rosario, Director of Community Initiatives, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, MA Department of Public Health

If you would like to participate, but can't attend the full two-day event, you can contact Caitlin Marquis at (413) 588-5562 or for guidance on which parts of the retreat to prioritize.

Cummington, Huntington and Goshen will host events where residents can pick up a map and learn more about walking in their town

Cummington map
Chester map
Goshen map
Huntington map
Worthington map

The Towns of Cummington, Huntington and Goshen have created walking maps that highlight the best routes and loops in their towns for walking, with levels ranging from easy to challenging and terrain that includes sidewalks, roadside shoulders, dirt paths and dirt roads. With funding from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Healthy Hampshire, the maps were created as part of an effort to support people of all ages and abilities to take advantage of one of the easiest and most accessible forms of exercise: walking. The maps are unique to each town and feature historical, cultural and ecological points of interest in addition to the walking routes. Three upcoming events will offer opportunities for Hilltowners to pick up their own map and talk to members of the town committees that helped to put the maps together. See below for event details on each:

Go4Life Family Fun Walk
Saturday, Oct. 19, 10:30am-1:00pm
Stanton Hall, Huntington
For more information:
Huntington COA office
(413) 512-5205
Participants will collect raffle tickets for each route or each time a route is completed. The drawing for raffle prizes will be held at the end of the walk. Those who complete a 1 mile walk will have their name submitted to MCOA for a statewide raffle. All walkers with varying speeds and abilities are welcome to participate in the walk. Check in and pick up of walking maps and bottled water will be at 10:30 a.m. Entertainment will be at 11:00 a.m. featuring Country, Crossover, & Originals by David Housman & Ed Bentley. Free food (Chicken and Salad with Pita Bread or Hot Chili if a cold day) will be served at 12:30 p.m. The raffle prize drawing will be held at 1:00 p.m. and participants must be present to win. Participants are asked to park in the municipal parking lot behind the liquor store on Route 20.

Sunday, October 20, 2:00-4:00pm
Old Parsonage
38 Main St, Cummington
Enjoy cider, donuts and tours of the Old Parsonage and Historical Museum. Take a walk around the village loop (1.8 miles).

Goshen Town Hall
Sunday, October 27th, 2019
2:00—4:00 PM
Refreshments/Raffle Items
For more information:
Joan Griswold
(413) 268-7985

Healthy Hampshire Celebration October 3, 2018
On October 3, 2018, Healthy Hampshire brought together over 40 partners working in many sectors and communities throughout Hampshire County and the Hilltowns to share stories of success and envision the future. CES Newsroom did a great write-up of the event here. We also produced a colorful report summarizing the roundtable discussions, which includes ideas for future collaboration.
Posted Oct. 29, 2018

Healthy Hampshire Funds Third Round of Walk Friendly Community Projects, January, 2018

Request for Proposals is Open
Healthy Hampshire releases Request for Proposals for enhancing physical activity and town center design. Proposals are due by Sept. 22, 2017. Please contact us for more information.
Posted August 3, 2017

Article: Complete Streets Guidance from Urban to Rural
Wayne Feiden, director of the Office of Planning and Sustainability for the City of Northampton, authored an article for the Mass Municipal Association about how the concept and application of complete streets has evolved over time in the more rural parts of the state such as Northampton, and the path the City has taken to prioritize safe and accessible infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists. He also details the role that Healthy Hampshire and the Mass in Motion program have had in encouraging and supporting that evolution, including the creation of the Walk/Bike Northampton Plan and the Urban, Rural and Suburban Complete Streets Design Manual.
Posted July 17, 2017

Huntington Town Center Walk Audit [Rescheduled from April 25 due to rain]
Tuesday, May 2 from 4-6PM
Meet at Stanton Hall at 4pm
For more information, see the flyer
Posted April 25, 2017

Healthy Hampshire Funds Walk Friendly Community Projects, March 2017
Posted March 3, 2017

Healthy Hampshire Newsletter Archive

Healthy Hampshire Newsletter: Fall 2016
Healthy Hampshire Newsletter: Spring 2016
Healthy Hampshire Newsletter: Winter 2015
Healthy Hampshire Newsletter: Summer 2015
Healthy Hampshire Newsletter: Fall 2014
Healthy Hampshire Newsletter: Spring 2017
Community Health Events in the Region: Spring 2017