North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

WIC Farmers Markets Bringing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Central Georgia

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Fresh Produce Available At No Cost to WIC Participants at County Health Departments

North Central Health District’s (NCHD) 13 county health departments will host the annual farmers markets for participants of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.

“We’re looking forward to the fresh, nutritious produce our vendors bring to these events,” said NCHD Nutrition Services Director Nancy Jeffery. “Every year, our farmers markets provide a great opportunity for our WIC participants to get healthy foods at no cost. We’re always grateful to our vendors, and it’s exciting to see our clients and their families benefit from these markets.”

Each farmers market will offer fresh fruits and vegetables to WIC participants. Supplies are limited, and markets operate on a first come, first served basis, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early. WIC participants, or their designated alternates, must bring their WIC ID card to take advantage of these markets. For visitors not enrolled in WIC, fresh produce can be purchased from attending vendors. NCHD’s WIC nutrition program encourages WIC participants and community members to come to one of the following:

Market Date & TimeMarket Location
5/10/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jones County Health Department
114 Forest St.
Gray, GA 31032
5/11/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Putnam County Health Department
117 Putnam Dr., Suite C
Eatonton, GA 31024
5/12/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jasper County Health Department
825 Eatonton St.
Monticello, GA 31064
5/17 – 5/19/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Houston County Health Department
98 Cohen Walker Dr.
Warner Robins, GA 31088
5/31/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monroe County Health Department
106 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029
6/1/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wilkinson County Health Department
123 High Hill St.
Irwinton, GA 31042
6/2/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Peach County Health Department
900 Campus Dr., Building C
Fort Valley, GA 31030
6/3/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Crawford County Health Department
90 East Agency St.
Roberta, GA 31078
6/7 – 6/9/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Macon-Bibb County Health Department
1600 Forsyth St.
Macon, GA 31201
6/21 – 6/23/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Baldwin County Health Department
100 Ireland Dr., NW
Milledgeville, GA 31061
7/5/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Twiggs County Health Department
26 Main St.
Jeffersonville, GA 31044
7/6/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Washington County Health Department
201 Morningside Dr.
Sandersville, GA 31082
7/7/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hancock County Health Department
516 Boland St.
Sparta, GA 31087
7/11 – 7/14/2022
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Peach County Health Department
900 Campus Dr., Building C
Fort Valley, GA 31030

“Everyone benefits from access to healthy foods, no matter what,” said Jeffery. “Our farmers markets help connect people that may not have reliable access to these fresh fruits and vegetables. Nutrition is an essential part of an individual’s overall health, and access to healthy foods provide benefits for the entire community.”

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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