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FIRST FARMERS MARKET COMING TO BROOKLYN PARK

The first Brooklyn Park Farmers Market will open on Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Middle School.  Every Monday (except July 4) through August 15, Shlagel Farms will offer fresh, locally-grown produce that can be purchased by cash, credit/debit, SNAPT/EBT, WI-FVC, and FMNP (WIC and Senior).  Patrons who use SNAP/EBT, WIC-FVC, or FMNP (WIC or Senior) benefits may also be eligible to receive $5 extra every week to purchase additional produce.

Patrons can also bring children ages 2-18 to eat lunch as part of the free summer meals program offered at Brooklyn Park Middle School.  Lunch service is from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  The market will also feature fun, wellness-focused activities and information for participants.

Shlagel Farms is a major resource of the AACPS Food and Nutrition Services program.  Last school year, Shlagel provided more than 22,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in support of the county school meals program.

BPMS Farmers Market Flyer

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For USDA Food and Nutrition Services nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

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(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
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(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.