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Southside Farmers Market holding Youth Day on Thursday

Posted at 5:44 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 17:44:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Happening Thursday is Youth Day at the Southside Farmers Market.

City Commissioner Curtis Richardson said the city wants to improve the quality of life for neighbors.

The Southside is a food desert, which means residents don't have access to a grocery store that sells fruits and veggies. So the city is bringing the fruits and veggies to the community.

Commissioner Richardson says the farmers market also helps to address health disparities because when people eat better, they're healthier. And this Thursday, it's youth day.

"It's basically very important to introduce the youth in our community to healthy and fresh fruits and vegetables and way to access them," said Leann Watts-Williams, with Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs. "And also provide them with examples of the best way and the healthiest way to prepare those fresh fruits and vegetables. And their behaviors that they learn, they can bring about change in their families also."

It's all happening Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Walker Ford Community Center. That's at 2301 Pasco Street.

It's free and open to the public.