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Promoting Healthy Diets through EBT in the South Wedge-The Wedge Article-August/September 2013

Promoting Healthy Diets through EBT in the South Wedge

EBT customers who purchase at least $10 in tokens with their EBT cards receive a $5 bonus in tokens, which can be used to purchase EBT eligible items at the market… read more…

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http://swpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Wedge_August_September_2013.pdf

South Wedge Farmers Market Report

by Sue Gardner Smith

Summer means delicious farm-fresh food, live music under shady trees, and meeting friends and neighbors. Summer means South Wedge Farmers’ Market! The market is in full-swing and is the place to be and to cool off on a warm Thursday afternoon.

This year vendors offer a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, fresh and dried pasta, flower bouquets and plants for the garden, soap made in the South Wedge, organic teas, maple products, gluten-free and regular baked products, and local wines. Pick up a grilled pizza for an easy dinner, poutine for a tasty snack, and an ice cream sandwich for a cooling treat.

There’s always live music at the market. Performers this summer include Wild Root String Band, Mounafanyi Percussion and Dance Ensemble, Watkins & the Rapiers, and cool jazz from Flexitarians, the Charlie Mitchell Group, Gregg & Maggie Herman and Friends, and Cabbage & Baggage.

New this year is a cooking demonstration each week, featuring fresh vegetables and fruit from the market. Chefs offer ideas, recipes, and free tastes of delicious dishes you can make at home from market bounty. EBT customers who purchase at least $10 in tokens with their EBT cards receive a $5 bonus in tokens, which can be used to purchase EBT eligible items at the market.

The South Wedge Farmers’ Market is held Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. in the shady parking lot behind Boulder Coffee at the corner of Alexander St. and S. Clinton Ave. The South Wedge Farmers’ Market is sponsored this year by the Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union, which is member-owned and offers low-cost financial services to Rochester residents from its offices at 395 Gregory Street. The Market is a project of the South Wedge Planning Committee.

For more information,

http://www.swfm.org/

the market is also on Facebook and Twitter.