Healthy families: Maderans turn out in droves for Farmers’ Market

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Organizers of the 7th annual Madera County Farmers’ Market were pleased to see many people come out to the first one of the summer.

“Madera County is a small community and when we come together we can do amazing things and today everybody came together. We didn’t have one problem, which for an event where 400 people come through and you don’t have one problem that’s amazing, that says something about our small community,” said Jonathan Wiebe, the new Madera County Farmers’ Market coordinator for First 5 Madera County.

First 5 works with the Madera County Public Health Department to put on the farmers’ market.

Besides a new chairman, the Madera County Farmers’ Market has added more growers, a cooling station and a mascot. And it has advertised more — all with the aid of a federal grant, Wiebe said. The aim is to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables, offer health and nutrition education and physical activity games for children to attract more residents...

 

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