Ward 8 Farmers Market Opening & Community Wellness Fair

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
THEARC Parking Lot
Ward 8 Farmers Market Opening & Community Wellness Fair

Join the Ward 8 Farmer's Market at THEARC for their seasonal Opening Celebration! Browse the market and get your fresh fruit and veggie fix while participate in cooking demos provided by Whole Foods! Tour THEARC's Organic Garden, take free Zumba & Tai Chi lessons, pick out free books, win prizes & much more! Learn more about health & wellness resources & services at THEARC's Community Wellness Fair also taking place the same day! Free HIV Testing provided by Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

RSVP HERE! (RSVP not required, but strongly encouraged.)

The mission of the Ward 8 Farmer’s Market is to provide and improve healthy food options for Ward 8 residents and nearby communities.  The goal is for people from these communities to eat fresher, more natural and nutritious foods, and adopt healthier lifestyles for the long-term benefit of themselves, their children and families, and society.  An important component of achieving this goal involves providing foods grown geographically closer to where the foods are eaten.  Foods lose nutritional value and wholesomeness when they travel long distances and are stored for long periods of time.  Similarly, food loses value (and can actually become harmful) when they are processed.  The solution is to reconnect the local farmer to the community that will eat his or her produce!

Entry to the Ward 8 Farmer's Market is FREE. SNAP, WIC and Senior Vouchers accepted.

*Schedule of Activities*

Market opens at 9AM

FREE Zumba Lesson at 9:15 AM

Opening Ceremony at 10 AM

FREE Whole Foods Cooking Demonstration  & Tai Chi Lesson from 11AM-2PM

Prize Giveaways, Kids Arts & Crafts activities, Moon Bounce, HIV Testing & Garden Tours ALL DAY!