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City launches new farmers’ market on June 10

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  A new farmer’s market will be opening on Shirley Avenue at Sandler Square on Saturday, June 10. The biweekly market will offer fresh, organic produce from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The city’s Department of Public Health decided to replace the Friday farmers’ market on Broadway with a new pilot Saturday market with hopes of attracting more vendors and more shoppers.

  The market will feature produce from the Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofit conservation group that acquires fresh fruits and vegetables from farms throughout Massachusetts. There will also be local vendors selling healthy goods and products as well as tables with information about city services and programs. Live music and other entertainment are also planned. There will be free Zumba classes on Saturdays before the market, and cooking classes with available produce.

  Revere’s Chief of Health and Human Services, Lauren Buck, is hopeful that the market will eventually expand and bring fresh produce and food directly to residents in need with a refrigerated van.

  Residents may use snap and WIC benefits as well as Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers to purchase products.

  “The city of Revere remains dedicated to expanding food access for our residents especially our senior population and those currently experiencing food insecurity,” said Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe in his announcement of the new market.

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