Neighborhood FarmersÂ? Market Opens In Saginaw 7-23-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Neighborhood FarmersÂ? Market Opens In Saginaw 7-23-2010

An area that might be considered to some experts as a "food desert” now has a neighborhood farmer's market for fresh produce and vegetables.
The Houghton-Jones Neighborhood Association was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Saginaw Community Foundation to create a neighborhood farmer's market.
The neighborhood market's grand opening is set for 3 p.m. Friday.
It will continue for eight weeks every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Houghton-Jones Resource Center, located at 1708 Johnson St.
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Organizers hope to make healthy, local food more accessible to everyone in Saginaw while supporting community development.
“Everyone understands that eating fresh fruit and vegetables is important, but I think a lot of people don’t realize how difficult it is to access these,” Brain Thomas said. “Even a distance of a few miles can make accessing fresh vegetables difficult.”
The market is a satellite location of the Downtown Saginaw Farmer’s market. Both stands take SNAP/EBT/Bridge Card payments.
The first 25 people at the grand opening will also receive $1 off coupons.
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