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New Harvest Park Farmers Market season kicks off April 13

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 30, 2017) – The New Harvest Park Farmers Market will officially kick off its 2017 season on Thursday, April 13 at 3 p.m. with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett ringing the bell to get opening day started.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the park, located at 4775 New Harvest Park Lane.

“Come join the fun and kick off the 2017 season with your friends and neighbors,” said Rebecca Saldivar, manager of the New Harvest Park Farmers Market. “This also provides visitors with an opportunity to talk directly with the farmers and discuss how they grew the crops.”

The New Harvest Park Farmers Market will be open every Thursday through mid-November from 3 to 6 p.m.

The April 13th event will include roughly 20 vendors and will feature an assortment of locally-grown produce, meats, artisan food products, honey, locally roasted coffee, plants, herbs, flowers, crafts and much more.

The famers market participates in the Fre$h Savings program which works in conjunction with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Under it, participants who spend up to $20 per transaction at the market will get a matching amount in tokens to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.

For more information on the program visit: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/hunger/info-2015/fresh-savings-shop-smarter-eat-healthier.html.

For more details on the market, visit (https://www.facebook.com/newharvestfm/) or (https://twitter.com/newharvestfm).

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