New pop-up summer food
market launches at NECC

Linda Quella of the Fair Pricing Pilot Program holds a dozen eggs next to a sign at the launch on Monday, July 1 of a new summer market pop-up with sliding-scale pricing operating in collaboration with the North East Community Center.

Christine Bates

New pop-up summer food market launches at NECC

MILLERTON — The Fair Pricing Pilot Program is working with North East Community Center (NECC) to host Summer Market Pop-Up events selling local vegetables and protein on a “sliding scale.”

On Monday, July 1, the market opened at the NECC location, 51 South Center Street, Millerton, and will be open every Monday in July and August. The program will be selling local vegetables, proteins, and more on a “sliding scale” to the entire community.

Customers pay 100% if they feel they comfortably can meet all their basic needs; 75% if they mostly meet them; 50% if it’s sometimes and 25% if it’s difficult to meet basic needs.

Bags of produce offered on July 1 were heavy with scallions, cauliflower, radishes, chard — all fresh and everything is local.

The pop-up will be open Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. and will feature Chaseholm Farm, Off the Shelf Farm, Rock Steady Farm, Overlook Farm, Genessee Valley Farm, Q Farms and Hudson Valley Fresh.

Bag of produce offered on Monday, July 1 at NECC.Christine Bates

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