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Mayor declares Aug. 7-13 as Farmers Market Week

Friday, August 5, 2011

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Jim Adamson, left, Cherokee Area Farmers Market Manager, is pictured alongside Cherokee Mayor Mark Murphy as the Mayor signs a Proclamation naming Aug. 7-13 as Farmers Market Week in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband
Cherokee's Mayor, Mark Murphy, recently issued a Proclamation to declare Aug. 7- 13 as Farmers Market Week in the City of Cherokee. This proclamation corresponds with National Farmers Market Week.

At the signing, Mayor Murphy said the Cherokee Area Farmers Market is an important part of Cherokee's economic and social well - being, and it gives new and small scale farmers an outlet for their products.

Murphy encourages the citizens of Cherokee to recognize the importance of the bountiful production of our local producers, and applauds the efforts of those who work to keep this market operating, and the contributions the Cherokee Area Farmers Market adds to our community.

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

The Cherokee Area Farmers Market is one of over 200 in the State of Iowa.

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Next week is National Farmers Market Week and the Cherokee Area Farmers Market is a proud participant. So come and check out what the market has to offer on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Cherokee Area Farmers Market is located at the Cherokee Depot. File photo by Mike Leckband
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.

Brenda Medick, Cherokee County Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Coordinator, along with Youth and 4-H volunteers, Food and Nutrition Specialists, and Master Food Volunteers, will be particapating at the Cherokee Area Farmers Market on Thursday Aug, 11.

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



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