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New HemisView Farmers’ Market in Downtown San Antonio

September 21, 2011

The San Antonio Housing Authority, Communities Putting Prevention to Work and the San Antonio Food Bank celebrated the grand opening of a new downtown open-air farmers’ market offering healthy, locally-grown fruits and vegetables on September 2.

The HemisView Farmers’ Market is located at 800 E. Cesar Chavez and will be open every first Friday of the month from 4 – 7 p.m. The Market will offer an urban harvest of produce, meats, artisan breads, free-range eggs and more in the downtown area. HemisView Farmers’ Market will also feature local entertainment, fitness and nutrition education demonstrations. The Market is open to the public and is structured to serve low-income families. Produce vendors will accept EBT Lone Star cards.

We at the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) FM Association, continue to educate on the importance of purchasing from local farmers’ markets. Our mission statement is to support local farmers/ranchers to benefit local economies and provide fresh, local agricultural goods at a low cost while addressing Food Deserts in the areas we serve.

We hope to see you on Friday, October 7 at the next HemisView Farmers’ Market.

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