The Monson Farmers’ Market is part of a growing movement to strengthen the local economy by bringing farmers, consumers, local businesses and the local government together in a weekly community event. The Market, initiated by the First Church of Monson, is a collaborative effort with the Monson Agricultural Commission, Keep Museum Community Gardens and local area farmers. But the Farmers’ Market is more than a place for people to purchase fresh local produce.
We are a certified Farmers’ Market that can accept SNAP,WIC and Seniors’ and Farmers’ coupons, and each week we use donations from the farmers and people in the community to help provide for the needs of financially troubled residents of Monson through the Angels’ Food Ministry of the First Church of Monson, the Open Pantry and the Monson Senior Center.
The First Church of Monson is a covenantal member of the United Church of Christ (UCC), a denomination of over 5,600 congregations with over 1.2 million members throughout North America. The First Church, also known as The Congregational Church, was organized on June 23, 1762 with 24 members. Today the congregation is a vibrant community with over 300 active members and many programs like the Farmer’s Market that reach out to the community and to the world.