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WIC Farmer’s Markets Coming to North Central Health District Counties

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Fresh Produce Available to WIC Participants and Community Members

North Central Health District (NCHD) is hosting its annual farmer’s markets for participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at each of the 13 county health departments along with other select locations in July and August.

“We’re happy to once again bring the WIC Farmer’s Markets to each of the counties we serve,” said NCHD Nutrition Services Director Nancy Jeffery. “These events offer our clients and members of the community to get local nutritious fruits and vegetables at a convenient location.”

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 community members to come to one of the following:

July 1 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Hancock County Health Department 516 Boland St., Sparta, GA
July 6 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Twiggs County Health Department 26 Main St., Jeffersonville, GA 31044
July 7 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Washington County Health Department 201 Morningside Dr., Sandersville, GA 31082
July 8 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Jasper County Health Department 825 Eatonton St., Monticello, GA 31064
July 13 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Jones County Health Department 114 Forest St., Gray, GA 31032
July 14 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Wilkinson County Health Department 123 High Hill St., Irwinton, GA 31042
July 15 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Monroe County Health Department 106 MLK Blvd., Forsyth, GA 31029
July 16 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Crawford County Health Department 141 McCrary Ave., Roberta, GA 31078
July 20-22 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Baldwin County Health Department 100 Ireland Dr., Milledgeville, GA 31061
July 27 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Putnam County Health Department 117 Putnam Dr., Suite C, Eatonton, GA 31024
July 28 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Peach County Health Department 503 Bluebird Blvd., Fort Valley, GA 31030
August 2-6 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Macon-Bibb County Health Department 1600 Forsyth St., Macon, 31201
August 9-13 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.Houston County Health Department 98 Cohen Walker Dr., Warner Robins, GA 31088

“Everyone can benefit from adding more fresh produce to their diets,” said Jeffery. “Eating vegetables and fruits regularly can help prevent serious chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. These markets help us provide the resources to people to incorporate more of these healthy foods into meals.

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.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.   

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  

(1)      mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture  

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights  

1400 Independence Avenue, SW  

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;  

(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442; or  

(3)      email: program.intake@usda.gov

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