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Press Release

Contra Costa Farm Stands & Farmers' Markets




Archived. This is an older press release from 2004 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



Why

A healthy diet includes at least five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. That sounds like a lot, but just half a cup of fresh fruit or cooked vegetable equals one serving. With the local availability of Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands, it's easier than ever to include high quality, freshly harvested produce in your family's diet. In addition, you're supporting local farmers who sell their produce at the markets.

Farm Stands

Farm Stands are open Tuesdays year-round from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Richmond (917 Nevin Avenue) and from 3 - 5:30 p.m. at North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church in North Richmond (1427 Filbert Street).

Farmers' Markets


Concord: Todos Santos Plaza, Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. year-round, Thursdays 4 - 8 p.m. through Oct. 28

Danville: Railroad Avenue and Prospect Avenue, Saturdays 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. year-round

El Cerrito: El Cerrito Plaza, San Pablo Avenue and Fairmount Avenue, Tuesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. year-round

Martinez: Court Street and Main Street, Thursdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. through Nov. 18, Sundays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. through October

Orinda: Orinda Village on Orinda Way, Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. through November

Pinole: City Hall Parking Lot, Plum Street and Prune Street, Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 20

Pittsburg: Railroad and 6th Street, Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. May - November

Pleasant Hill: Trelany Road behind City Hall, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. through October

Richmond: MacDonald Avenue and Civic Center Plaza, Fridays Noon - 6 p.m. year-round

Walnut Creek: Library Parking Lot, Lincoln Avenue and N. Broadway, Sundays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. year-round


To get information about Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands, call Gwenn White with Contra Costa Health Services' Nutrition and Physical Activity Project at 925-313-6829.


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