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Local Teens and Farmers Start a Farmers’ Market on Wheels

To Bring Locally-Grown Produce to Low-Income Neighborhoods in Beacon, one of only three such markets in the entire United States.

What: Grand Opening of Common Greens, a new, mobile farmers’ market selling locally-grown, chemical-free, and affordable fruits and vegetables directly in low-income neighborhoods in Beacon, NY.

When: Friday, July 31th at 1:00 PM (press conference at 1 PM, market to follow)

Where: 1 Forrestal Heights, Beacon in Parking Lot #2 next to Community Room (look for bright green mini-school bus)

Who: Common Ground Farm www.commongroundfarm.org
Green Teens Community Gardening Program www.greenteen.org
Cornell Cooperative Extension www.cce.cornell.edu

After the press conference the market will be open for customers and participants will be available for interviews.

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Tags: common, farmer's, green, ground, market, teens, vegetables

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Comment by Pam W on July 23, 2009 at 4:29pm
This is a great idea!!! Good luck with it.

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