Danbury Farmers’ Market set to open on June 24th, remaining open until October
- Published on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:18
- Written by Jackie
CityCenter Danbury will be hosting a Farmers’ Market every Saturday from June 24th through October 21st at Danbury Green from 10 am to 2 pm. Held by the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), this event “enables everyone to share in the excitement and benefits of fresh local fruits, vegetables, specialty food items, music and special events.” The event will feature live music; nutrition, health, and fitness activities; and, of course, fresh food from vendors all over Connecticut. If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, click here.
The over-arching message of the event is told by Better Health through Better Food, a “community-wide health and nutrition enhancement and engagement campaign, a sustainable agriculture initiative, and an economic development strategy” overseeing the event. “Obesity and poor nutrition at all ages, underlying factors in most chronic diseases are strongly associated with the inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables. Those with limited resources tend to purchase less fruits and vegetables. Through direct cash incentives at the market, the DFMCC continues to attack disparities in food purchasing power. Research shows that 79% of the project participants increased their intake of fruits and vegetables.”
Better Health through Better Food aims to use the Danbury Farmers’ Market as an opportunity to provide better access for all Danbury residents to fresh food, promoting nutrition while giving families a more financially-friendly health food option. To create a healthier community is at the heart of the event’s mission, and that starts with making health food more accessible.
Click here for further information on this years Danbury Farmers’ Market.