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North Central Health District Hosting WIC Farmer’s Markets

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NCHD is hosting its annual farmer’s markets for participants of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program at each of the 13 county health departments and the Felton Homes WIC Office in Macon.

“Each year, our farmer’s markets allow our WIC families and other members of the community to get fresh fruits and vegetables grown right here in Central Georgia,” said NCHD Nutrition Services Director Nancy Jeffery. “Fruits and vegetables are an important part of everyone’s diet from infants to adults. We want to promote healthy and nutritious eating habits across our district and provide access to fresh produce to families that may not be able to get it on a regular basis.”

Each farmer’s market will offer free fruits and vegetables for WIC participants. Supplies are limited, so the market will operate on a first come, first served basis. WIC participants, or their designated alternates, must bring their WIC ID card to take advantage of these free markets. Attendees of the markets not enrolled in WIC may purchase fresh produce from vendors. NCHD encourages district residents to come to one of the following:

July 2 & 3

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Macon-Bibb County Health Department

171 Emery Highway

Macon, GA 31217

July 9

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Hancock County Health Department

516 Boland Street

Sparta, GA 31087

 

July 10

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

 

Twiggs County Health Department

26 Main Street

Jeffersonville, GA 31044

July 11

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Crawford County Health Department

141 McCrary Avenue

Roberta, GA 31078

July 16 & 17

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Felton Homes WIC Office

150 Sessions Drive

Macon, GA 31210

July 18

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Wilkinson County Health Department

123 High Hill Street

Irwinton, GA 31042

July 23 & 24

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Houston County Health Department

98 Cohen Walker Drive

Warner Robins, GA 31088

July 25

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Peach County Health Department

406 East Church Street

Fort Valley, GA 31030

July 30

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Monroe County Health Department

106 Martin Luther King Boulevard

Forsyth, GA 31029

July 31

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Jones County Health Department

114 Forest Street

Gray, GA 31032

 

August 1

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

 

Baldwin County Health Department

953 Barrows Ferry Road

Milledgeville, GA 31061

August 6

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Washington County Health Department

201 Morningside Drive

Sandersville, GA 31082

August 7

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Jasper County Health Department

336 East Greene Street

Monticello, GA 31064

August 8

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Putnam County Health Department

117 Putnam Drive, Suite C

Eatonton, GA 31024

 

WIC is a nutritional program that provides education, food supplements and referrals to health care providers to eligible women, infants and children. For more information about WIC, including eligibility guidelines, visit NCHD52.org/WIC.

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(1) mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

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