Each September, the Cheshire County Conservation District partners with local farmers' markets to celebrate Cheshire County Veterans! Each market day in September Cheshire County Veterans are invited to participating farmers' markets to receive a $20 voucher to purchase food items.
Cheshire County Veterans are invited every week, and will receive another $20 each week they attend! The goal of this program is to show our gratitude and appreciation to service members for protecting our freedoms, and to expand markets for farmers.
What better way to show appreciation than through the gift of fresh, healthy food!?
This program in Cheshire County is not based on need, but rather serves as a way for our community to say “Thank you” to our local service members for protecting our freedoms. This program also serves to boost the local farm economy by bringing more business to our local markets – a win/win for the Veteran and the farmer!
How does it work?
It's simple! Vouchers are distributed each week at the market Veterans Booth and may be used to purchase food items only. Vouchers have no cash value, are non-transferable, and must be used by the end of September.
To get your vouchers each week, simply bring proof of your Cheshire County residency and a valid form of Veteran ID.
Valid forms of ID include:
Copy of DD214
Veteran Healthcare card
"Choose VA" Veterans ID card
NH Driver's license with a Veterans designation
Retired military ID card
Veterans from these Cheshire County towns are eligible to participate: Keene, Swanzey, Gilsum, Harrisville, Alstead, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Marlborough, Walpole, Troy, Nelson, Roxbury, Rindge, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Surry, Sullivan, Chesterfield, Stoddard, Marlow, Westmoreland, Richmond, and Winchester.
Participating Markets for 2021:
Navigate our interactive story map below to learn more about this programs impact. Click on photos and maps to enlarge!
Thank you to our donors!
This program would not be possible without the support of our community! Contributions of any amount are greaty appreciated and make a difference! Learn more about ways to contribute here!
Thank you to our Funder!
This program is made possible through support from The Center for Population Health at Cheshire Medical Center to increase community member's access to healthy foods and advance the priority areas of the Healthy Monadnock Alliance.