Farmer's Market returns to Charles Drew Health Center

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The Farmers Market at Charles Drew Health Center, 2915 Grant Street, returns Wednesday, June 6, bringing the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables to even more Omaha families.

For the second year, WIC vouchers will be accepted at the Charles Drew Farmers Market, which will be open 3 to 5:30 p.m. through Sept. 5, and the general public is welcome.

“The North Omaha community has a great new resource with the Charles Drew Farmers Market,” said Mary Balluff, division chief for health and community nutrition with the Douglas County Health Department. “It was a tremendous success last year and we are expecting to build on that during the coming months.”

The Charles Drew Farmers Market accepts: SNAP, Farmers Market WIC, and Senior Nutrition Coupons. A $5 SNAP matching program through the month of June is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Just swipe your SNAP card for $5 and get a $10 token, or swipe for a higher amount and get a $5 bonus.

WIC participants will be able to use Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons to buy the locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, for their families. The Omaha Farmers Market at the Charles Drew Health Center will maintain approximately 6 to 8 vendors selling eligible items.

Sponsors include the Creighton University Medical Center, WOWT Channel 6 and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Omaha Farmers Market and Charles Drew Health Center.

The Omaha Farmers Market in the Old Market is open Saturdays through Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Omaha Farmers Market at Aksarben Village is open Sundays through Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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