NH Electric Cooperative Sponsors Electric Vehicle Day at Plymouth Farmers’ Market

 Thursday, September 12th

Plymouth:   Local Foods Plymouth (LFP) announced today that the NH Electric Cooperative (NHEC) will be sponsoring the Plymouth Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 12th making it the first “Electric Vehicle Day” at the market. Over the last two months market organizers have been adding special events to the weekly market to take place alongside the traditional sale of local foods, produce and crafts.

“The Co-Op will set up an information tent and have electric vehicles available for people to check out” said Brandon Miller, Local Foods Plymouth Manager. “Eating locally grown food and driving electric vehicles are two good things for the environment so we thought they made for a good match!”

The NH Electric Cooperative has provided over 250  financial rebates to members purchasing electric vehicles as well as those installing electric car chargers. Co-Op employees will be on hand to explain the details about these programs and answer questions.  “Just look for the NH Electric Cooperative banner while at the market”, said Gary Lemay, NHEC’s Renewable Energy Engineer.  We are happy to share information about why more and more Co-Op members are choosing to drive EV cars.”

The Plymouth Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, on the outdoor plaza at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center on Depot Street in Plymouth. This year’s outdoor market runs through September 30th. There is still room for new or returning vendors ($15 a week) through the end of the market.   Please e-mail Tara Bryson for a vendor sign up form at localfoodsplymouth@gmail.com.

In 2016, Local Foods Plymouth (a year round on-line market) took over managing the outdoor Plymouth Famers’ Market. LFP began in 2006 as a collaboration between D’Acres of New Hampshire and the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) with support from a small start-up grant from the US Department of Agriculture. PAREI currently serves as LFP’s fiscal agent supporting the practice of sustainable farming, spending food dollars locally, and reducing the number of miles food travels from farm to plate.

For more information on the year-round on-line market, visit localfoodsplymouth.org; add your name to the weekly e-newsletter by e-mailing localfoodsplymouth@gmail.com or call Local Foods Plymouth at the PAREI office at 603-536-5030.

To learn more about NH Electric Cooperative’s Electric Vehicle charging and rebate programs for individuals and businesses visit www.nhec.com/drive-electric