Residents of the Baressi and Bishop Eid Housing Developments were invited to take a special Discover Fall River history tour of Fall River's North End with a stop at the Ruggles Farmers' Market.  Fresh produce is sold every Wednesday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, June 5 to October 30, at Ruggles Park at Pine & Seabury Streets. Seniors were able to use some of the Farmers' Market Coupons that were given out by the Council on Aging several weeks earlier to encourage seniors to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The tour included a stop at the Oak Grove Cemetery nearby where participants got to see Lizzie Borden's gravesite. Click here for pictures of the Farmers' Market that operates on Saturdays at Kennedy Park. Click here to get information about the Coupon Program for seniors. For information about the event, contact Mass In Motion Coordinator Julie Kelly at 508-324-2405.


(Top row, left and center) Tour guides Ariel Souza, Brittney Lafleur, Ryan Dias and Pat Harrington assist Bishop Eid housing development resident Mary Baptista off the Trolley as it stops at the Ruggles Park Farmers' Market. (Top row, right) Bishop Eid resident Gerry Lussier heads toward the market followed by Housing Authority staff member Rita Lebeau. (Middle row, left) Shoppers Mary Baptista and Virginia and Ted Tetreault look over the produce before making their purchases. (Middle row, right) Mary Mesjier sells some peaches to Gerry Lussier.(Bottom row, left and center) Farmers' Market coordinator Rachael Medeiros accepts one of the food coupons from Loretta Correia for a purchase from Joe Silva. (Bottom row, right) Discover Fall River tour guide Chris Menard, dressed as grave digger "Patrick O'Sullivan", poses with his shovel at the market before returning with the group to the housing developments.



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