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Drake farmers’ market to feature free food and cooking demos

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The final Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market of the season will feature free food and cooking demonstrations by Chef Joe Godfroy.

The September 24 market also will feature:

•    Free apple pie and cider

•    Free pumpkin cookie decorating for children

•    Cooking Demo – Chef Joe Godfroy will demonstrate easy and delicious dishes with produce available at the Market. Free samples and recipes.

•    For Your Health — Powell Substance Abuse Center will explain treatment programs available.

The market is open from 4 to 7 p.m., rain or shine, through Sept. 24. It is held in the parking lot of First Christian Church, 25th Street and University Avenue. Free parking is available across the street from the market.

More than 20 vendors will offer Iowa-grown produce, baked goods, snacks, meals, sandwiches and crafts. Four vendors have wireless equipment that accepts bank debit cards, Visa, Discover and MasterCard credit cards and Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. IFMNP/WIC checks and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition checks are welcome at the market.

Entertainment, educational information and special guests are provided weekly. The market also has a health tent, where free blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests are available each week.

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