Neb. Ag. Dept. promoting farmers' market week

Aug 4, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are encouraging residents to attend a local farmers' market as part of a national week of recognition.

The state Department of Agriculture says Nebraska has more than 80 farmers' markets, and is offering to help residents find one in their area. The promotion is part of a National Farmers' Market Week, which runs from Sunday through Saturday.

The Department of Agriculture will be at the Charles Drew Health Center in Omaha on Wednesday to provide lessons in preparing meals with fresh, seasonal produce. The demonstrations will be held on the hour from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will receive a cookbook, a reusable grocery bag and a Nebraska farmers' market directory. The program is sponsored by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant program.

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