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Farmer's Market opens today on Southside of Tallahassee

Farmer's Market opens today on Southside of Tallahassee
Farmer's Market opens today on Southside of Tallahassee
Posted at 6:35 AM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 11:13:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Neighborhood leaders in the Bond Community are working with city leaders to fight issues of food insecurity on the Southside of Tallahassee.

They're doing so with a new Farmer's Market that opens Thursday.

Today marks the start of a healthier lifestyle for many in Southside due to the Southside Farmer's Market opening at the Walker-Ford Recreation Center.

Today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Walker Ford will be packed with vendors sellig fresh produce, seafood, health screenings, and organizations ready to talk about how they can help the community.

The need for the farmer's market grew out of the lack of healthy eating and shopping options near the Southside of Tallahassee.

The Walker Ford site proved to be a good choice for many reasons: It was once the site of a blueberry farm, it's a central location for the community, and because for years one man has set up shop every Wednesday to sell his produce.

The market will run every other Thursday this year from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Walker Ford Recreation Center.