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Press Release – Benton Harbor Farmer’s Market Opens Wednesday

July 2, 2010

From a Berrien County Health Department press release…..

Benton Harbor Farmers Market to Open on Wednesday July 7

The Benton Harbor Farmers Market will be open for the season beginning Wednesday July 7. Hours of operation are 10:00am to 4:00pm each Wednesday, July through October. The market is located in the Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park on the corner of Pipestone and Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. The market features local growers and is run by the Berrien County Health Department and Berrien County Michigan State University Extension.

The market will accept Project FRESH coupons through the end of September. There are still Project FRESH coupons available for WIC clients. Beginning later in the summer, the Benton Harbor Farmers Market will also accept the SNAP Bridge card.

The Benton Harbor Farmers Market provides an opportunity to buy fresh foods produced in Berrien County. Fruits and vegetables purchased locally often taste better and have a higher nutritional content than those in grocery stores, because grocery store items have been shipped from all over the world, creating a large gap between the time items are harvested and when they are sold. There is also the added benefit of supporting your community with your food dollars and helping support small family farms.

For more information on the Benton Harbor Farmers Market, please contact Nicki Britten at 269-927-5639. For more information on Project FRESH for WIC clients, please call the WIC Office in Benton Harbor (269-927-5646), Niles (269-684-2800), or Three Oaks at (269-756-2008).

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