Farmers Market Health Fair & Cooking Demo with Providence Mayor Taveras

by David Dadekian

Hope Street Farmers' MarketThis week Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will be appearing at the new Hartford Avenue Farmers Market and at the Broad Street Farmers Market to help promote healthy eating and cooking.

First up, on Wednesday, July 13, Mayor Taveras and Chief of the Division of Agriculture Ken Ayars will be cutting the ribbon to open the new Hartford Avenue Farmers Market at 370 Hartford Avenue, (Perry Middle School). The Hartford Avenue Farmers Market is being presented through a partnership between Farm Fresh RI and the Providence Housing Authority and will be open on Wednesdays through October 26 from3 – 6 p.m. Along with the ribbon cutting on the 13th, there will be a Health Fair held during the Market this week.

Then on Saturday, July 16, join Mayor Taveras as he kicks off the Johnson & Wales Cooking Demos at the Broad Street Farmers Market. The Market will also feature members of the Southside Community Land Trust Community Growers, who are harvesting foods in the neighborhood. The Broad Street Farmers Market is being held at 807 Broad St. (Algonquin House) and will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. through October 29. The cooking demos will be held all-season long.

For a complete list of all the Providence, Pawtucket and now Woonsocket Farmers Markets run by Farm Fresh RI, along with information on almost all the Farmers Markets in the Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts & Connecticut area, check out the Farm Fresh RI 2011 Markets page.

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