Extension Office seeks vendors for weekly farmers market at PMH June through October

farmers market

~ Press release issued by Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Page Office in collaboration with the Page Alliance for Community Action (PACA) and Valley Health are looking to start a Farmers Market every Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Page Memorial Hospital parking lot during the months of June through October.

The Extension Office is currently seeking vendors for this opportunity. All home grown and homemade small batch products and producers are welcome. No craft vendors will be accepted at this time.

For more information or an application please contact Elizabeth Mullins at the VCE Page Office at 540-778-5794 or [email protected]

Virginia Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach partnership between Virginia Tech and Virginia State University whose mission is to deliver education in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community viability and 4-H youth development in order to provide solutions to problems facing Virginians.

The Family Nutrition Program’s role in this mission is to teach limited-resource families and youth to make healthy food choices and become better managers of available food resources for optimal health and growth. Funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), their programs focus on basic nutrition, physical activity, safe food handling, and thrifty food shopping.

To learn more about the Family Nutrition Program visit their website, www.eatsmartmovemoreva.org.

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