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Cherokee Farmers Market Celebrates Farmers Market Week

Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Farm freshness - There is plenty to pick from at the Cherokee Area Farmer's Market. Every Thursday folks line up at the market at the Cherokee Depot to get some of the freshest foods around. Photo by Mike Leckband
Cherokee Area Farmers Market is celebrating the 10th Annual Iowa Farmers Market Week/National Farmers Market Week August 2-8 as recognized by Mayor Pam Pierce, who kicked off the local celebration of the State and National observances when she proclaimed Thursday, August 6, 2009 as Cherokee Farmers Market Day.

Cherokee Area Farmers Market is partnering with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) as part of a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program project to celebrate Iowa

Farmers Market Week/National Farmers Market Week.

Iowa Farmers Market Week/National Farmers Market Week showcases the contributions and importance of farmers markets in the fabric of our community, and our local grower's bountiful production of fruits and vegetables available for sale at the market. There are 219 farmers markets in the State, and, as one of the 20 markets selected to partner with IDALS in this project, Cherokee Area Farmers Market is excited about the special observance of Cherokee Farmers Market Day.

In celebration, the Cherokee Area Farmers Market will be distributing $1 coupons to shoppers to redeem toward a purchase of locally grown, fresh produce; 150 shoppers will receive a free, reusable

market tote; recipes packets will be available and a (cooking demonstration/tasting booth) will be featuring fresh produce available at the market.

At the signing, Mayor Pierce said the Cherokee Area Farmers Market is an important part of Cherokee's economic and social well-being.

"We are in peak season, we are excited about celebrating Cherokee Farmers Market Day, and we invite everyone to come and enjoy the day and shop the market," said Market Manager Jim Adamson.

The Cherokee Area Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June through September at the restored, historic Cherokee Railroad Depot, 119 S. Fourth St., Cherokee. For photos from the Farmers' Market, see the Cherokee Farmers Market Photo Gallery



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