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Drake Neighborhood Farmers' Market Going Strong

July 20, 2006
CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

The Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market continues on Wednesday, July 26 with free games for children, nutrition information and a sign-up for free nutrition lessons from Polk County Extension Nutrition, along with the usual produce and BBQ offerings.


The market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday from June through September.


More than 20 vendors are scheduled to sell Iowa-grown produce, baked goods, honey, flowers, plants, snacks, meals, sandwiches and crafts. Shoppers may park free across the street from the market.


Entertainment is provided weekly, as well as educational and informative guests. The market also has a health tent that offers free blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests every week.


Six vendors will have wireless equipment for electronic benefit transfer cards. The equipment also accepts bank debit cards and VISA and MasterCard credit cards.


The market accepts checks for the Iowa Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as the WIC program.


The market is a non-profit, community project sponsored by the Drake Neighborhood Association, Drake University and First Christian Church. For more information, call Ginny Gieseke at (515) 277-6951.