MOUNT VERNON ó In an effort to encourage local residents to eat better and to make them aware of locally produced fruits and vegetables, the Knox County Health Department will once again host a monthly Farmerís Market. The market coincides with the health departmentís monthly late clinic. The dates are June 18, July 16 and Aug. 20. The market will take place in the parking lot on the south side of the health department from 4 to 6:30 p.m., rain or shine
The event is open to the public. Eligible WIC clients will be able to use designated coupons to purchase items at the market. A variety of products is expected to be available, depending on whatís in-season.
In addition to the farmerís market, Executive Chef Paul Higgins will be making food-related presentations. The June 18 presentation is titled ďHere We Grow Again,Ē and features information about the local growing season and when specific fruits and vegetables are available.
For more information, contact WIC Director Tami Ruhl at 399-8006.
Published on June 10, 2013