Cooking Demo and Local Tunes Happening Today!

 

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What a sweet season this is at the farmers market! Though the kids may be back to school and summer visitors packing up to head home, there’s still lots going on at Clark Park on Thursday afternoons. The farmers have more fresh produce than ever, for one thing, so plan to stock up, can up and eat up! And step on up to the market!

What to cook? We’ve got that covered. Today’s market will feature the UNH Cooperative Extensions’ Nutrition Connections program, with a cooking demonstration about cooking healthy meals on a limited income. Nutritions Connections staffer Joy Gagnon will prepare a summer beet salad today, using local beets and other local farm-fresh vegetables.

The UNH Cooperative Extension’s Nutrition Connections program provides free nutrition education to families receiving SNAP (food stamps), WIC, public housing, fuel assistance or any other form of public assistance. Other program goals include: basic nutrition information, reading food labels, saving money at the grocery store, feeding picky eaters and more. The market continues to offer Double SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) dollars for area Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) participants, allowing doubling of benefits up to a total of $20.

The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market will be open for the 2016 late summer and early fall season through October 6 on Thursdays, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Clark Park, 233 South Main Street, in Wolfeboro, rain or shine.

All market customers are encouraged to participate in a weekly raffle for a $75 market gift certificate. Made possible through a matching grant from the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, a winner is drawn at the end of each market, and winners need not be present to win. As an extra bonus, winners will receive a sturdy, cloth shopping bag featuring the market’s iconic rooster logo.

Toe-tapping contra dance music will be happening at the September 8 market, provided by Brier Hill; they’ll keep us shopping with pep in our step!

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