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Free rootbeer floats at Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market

News PhotoEnjoy a free rootbeer float and contribute to the emergency food pantry operated by the Des Moines Area Religious Council at this week’s Drake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market, which is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the parking lot of
First Christian Church, 25th Street and University Avenue. The emergency food pantry is in need of canned goods, produced and cash.

More than 20 vendors will offer Iowa-grown produce, including fresh sweet corn, as well as baked goods, snacks,
meals, sandwiches, and crafts for sale. Some vendors have wireless
equipment that accepts bank debit cards, VISA, Discover, and MasterCard
credit cards and Electronic Benefit Transfer cards.

Eight vendors welcome Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition checks and IFMNP/WIC checks/vouchers.

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

A health tent, where shoppers can have their blood pressure and blood sugar levels measured for free, is available every week.

Drake University has been a friend of the market since 1997,
helping by posting signs at the corners of 31st and University and 25th
and Carpenter. Last year, Drake’s School of Education gave away 375
books to children at the market. Earlier this week,  members of Drake’s Chemistry Club gave an interactive chemistry demonstration for children.

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 website.