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Farmers’ Market to feature cooking demo, kid’s crafts

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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu

The Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, July 22, will feature a cooking demonstration with fresh easy produce and free recipies by Chef Joe Godfroy.

A free craft table will be available to kids who want to learn how to paint a sun-catcher with market friend Karla Rice, along with free face painting.

The Iowa Family Violence Center will also be present to provide information about their offered services.

The market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 30 in the parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave. Free parking is available for shoppers across from the market on the east side of 25th Street. 

More than 20 vendors will offer Iowa-grown produce, baked goods, snacks, meals, sandwiches and crafts. Four vendors will have wireless equipment to accept bank debit cards, VISA, Discover and MasterCard credit cards, as well as Electronic Benefit Transfer cards. 

IFMNP/WIC checks and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition checks are welcome at the market. 

Entertainment will be provided weekly, as well as educational and informative guests. The market has a health tent, where free blood pressure checks and blood sugar tests will be available every week. 

The market is a nonprofit, community project sponsored by First Christian Church, the Drake Neighborhood Association and Drake University. For more information, call Ginny Gieseke at 515-277-6951 or visit the market’s Web site

Upcoming market events will include:

July 29
  • Sweet Corn Festival- Chomp on a free, just-roasted ear of Iowa sweet corn
  • Kid’s Veggie Toss Game — Throw a veggie Bean bag at the garden target and win a prize