Cal Times • August 6, 2020 • https://www.caltimes.org/6965/lifestyles/washington-co-food-bank-opens-farmers-market-for-a-cause/
Washington Co. Food Bank opens “Farmers Market for a Cause”
Morgan Livingston, agricultural innovation manager, "The Farm" vending booth featuring fresh produce grown at the Greater Washington County Food Bank.
The Greater Washington County Food Bank launched an outdoor farmers market this week with plans to host the market every Tuesday into the late fall.
“Farmers Market for a Cause,” located at 909 National Pike West, includes the sale of produce grown on the food bank’s own farm.
The market will be open from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the front of the building under a canopy.
Other vendors at Tuesday’s inaugural event included:
“What’s to eat, Mama?” featuring homemade snacks, cookies, cupcakes and other goodies; Joppie Gyro, which also sold baklava, hummus and other Middle Eastern specialties; Redemption Farms, producers of pasture-raised chicken and pork; and the Washington County Master Gardeners selling produce.
Hydroponically-grown-on-the-premises basil and lettuce was also available.
Representatives from the Washington County Chapter of the Ladies’ Homesteading Group were also at the market.
The event is a fundraiser for the food bank as well as an opportunity to showcase healthier food in the neighborhood and promote local farmers, according to Jodi Gatts, food bank assistant executive director.
The food bank is also accepting donations of bulk non-perishable food, personal hygiene items and cash.