Danbury Farmers' Market Opens For Season on July 8

The Danbury Farmers' Market will open at 11:00 am on July 8, 2011 at Kennedy Park, corner of Main Street and Kennedy Avenue in downtown Danbury.  The market will be open until 4:00 pm featuring fresh foods for sale produced by local Danbury region farmers. 

The event is part of the Danbury Farmers' Market Community Collaborative's innovative initiative to promote health and nutrition while expanding opportunities for families with limited resources to obtain local fresh foods.  The collaborative is composed of more than twenty local private, public and non-profit organizations dedicated to expanding utilization of the Danbury Farmers’ Market, encouraging access to fresh foods by all members of the community and enhancing health promotion efforts to prevent chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.  

The program will combine funding to enhance the purchase of healthy foods by recipients of local, state and Federal food assistance along with provision of nutrition education and health promotion services.   In addition to financial incentives provided by the Collaborative, CityCenter Danbury will be distributing vouchers through area social service agencies to enable lower-income families and seniors to purchase fresh produce at the market.  

The Danbury Farmers' Market will be open every Friday from 11 am until 4 pm from July 8 to October 28, 2011.

 

For more information on the Danbury Farmers' Market please visit www.citycenterdanbury.org or call CityCenter Danbury at 203-792-1711.