August 4th – 10th is National Farmers Market Week. Farmers Markets are expanding to communities across the nation at an amazing rate. This year over 600 new farmers markets have been created nationally.
The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that the South Sioux City Farmers Market is back for its second year of offering fresh produce, as well as some new attractions.
The market kicked off its second year of operation at a new location on June 2 at Dakota Ave. between 15th and 16th St., running on Sundays until October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All vendors are accepting Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons and one vendor is equipped to handle SNAP cards.
Market goers are encouraged to visit the Information Desk to sign up to receive weekly e-announcements containing information about what produce will be sold at the upcoming market, copious free recipes (http://southsiouxfarmersmarket.com/recipes/) which teach simple and easy ways to prepare fresh produce, and various other helpful local food publications.
Farmers Markets are good for rural communities. They bring farmers and consumers together to create a stronger local economy, provide consumers with fresh, nutritious, affordable local food, and create opportunities for family farmers and ranchers - especially beginners - to diversify their operations and sell what they produce.
Make sure you visit the South Sioux Farmers Market this week and return often. For more information visit www.southsiouxfarmersmarket.com. The market is a partnership between the Center for Rural Affairs and the City of South Sioux.
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