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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Farmers' Markets

Eat healthy foods by shopping at your local farmers' market.

What are farmers' markets? Farmers' markets are outdoor markets where local farmers sell their food. They are open for a few hours each week.

Can I afford to buy fresh fruits and vegetables? Yes! Fresh food in season often costs less than at a supermarket.

Can I use CalFresh and my EBT card at farmers markets? Yes! Bring your EBT card and ask how to use it at the market information booth. EBT cards brochure.

How do I get CalFresh and an EBT card? You can apply for CalFresh even if you're working. If you have family they may also apply for CalFresh. Call the Food Bank at 855-309-3663 to learn how to apply.

Farmers' Markets Location & Schedule

  • Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Kaiser-Antioch, Kaiser-Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo (see schedule)
  • CCRMC-Martinez, Orinda, Walnut Creek (see schedule)

This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health's Network for a Healthy California with funding from the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known in California as the CalFresh Program. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For information on CalFresh benefits call 877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit