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Bluegrass Farmers’ Market returns to Louisville

Event will be held on Thursdays beginning May 14

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 4, 2015) — The Bluegrass Farmers’ Market will return to Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, on May 14. The weekly event will be held Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. throughout the spring, summer and fall.

b luegrassThe market will offer a variety of fresh produce, meat and eggs—many items produced by resettled refugees using their extensive agricultural skills to provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce for their families and the community.

In an effort to get more farm-direct produce into the hands of low-income area residents, Louisville Metro has established a token-matching program for SNAP participants at three area farmers’ markets—including the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market. Using their SNAP EBT card, shoppers will be able to debit their account for tokens redeemable at each farmer’s stall.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture there are more than 7,800 farmers’ markets nationwide. Farmers’ markets are a critical hub of the local food system increasing access to nutritious foods, and bringing communities together.