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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PLEASE PROMOTE TO THE PUBLIC
June 4, 2014
Contact: Todd McPherson 831-334-0453 or Jenna Abbott 916-216-9501.
FIRST WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET TO OPEN IN SOUTH SACRAMENTO
Summary: A new farmers market is opening tomorrow in South Sacramento, offering farm fresh fruits and vegetables for purchase to the Mack Road/ Valley Hi community. The farmers market will be held every week at the site of the new Mack Road / Valley Hi Community Center.
Who: The new Mack Road / Valley Hi weekly farmers market is sponsored by The Mack Road Partnership. Funding to support the creation of the market was provided by its partner Kaiser Permanente and additional support is being provided by Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center, Fresh Producers and the Health Education Council.
When: The farmer's market launch is Thursday June 5, 2014 at 4 pm. It will run until 8 pm. It will be open every Thursday, 4 pm-8 pm, in conjunction with Sacramento Summer Night Lights which runs 7 pm to midnight Thursday through Saturday nights.
Where: Outdoors on the campus of the new Mack Road Valley Hi Community Center located at 7839 Center Parkway, Sacramento CA 95823.
*Fruit & vegetable stands.
*Local residents enjoying the first market for the area.
*Local chef, Berry Accius, shopping at the market and demonstrating how to prepare healthy dishes using local produce.
*Live musical entertainment and a balloon twister for the kids.
*Talk with residents and coordinators about why this program is needed and hear about the vision for the area.
*We will also be giving away free plant starts, primarily tomatoes and peppers, to community members (while supplies last). All starts were generously donated by Greg Norrish, Garden Coordinator & CalFresh Specialist at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
Background information: The push to form a market was driven by the Mack Road Partnership due to feedback from the community who completed annual surveys indicating a strong desire for a farmers market. This is the next step in the process of improving the health and wellbeing of the Mack Road/ Valley Hi community, and offering opportunities for healthy eating and active living to residents and their families.
For any questions regarding the Mack Road / Valley Hi Farmers Market, please contact the market manager Todd McPherson at 831-334-0453 or Jenna Abbott at 916-216-9501
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