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Posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:00 am

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Marana Health Center have partnered to open a new Marana Farmers’ Market. The market opened yesterday and will continue on Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at the new Marana Health Center, 13395 N. Marana Main St.

The weekly market features fresh, local fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey and garden seedlings.

The Community Food Bank had operated the Marana Farm Stand on Mondays at the Marana Heritage Farm since 2008, but increased demand for local produce has led CFB staff to consider more central locations in Marana. The last day of the Marana Farm Stand at the Marana Heritage Farm was Aug. 29.

Local summer produce selections at the Marana Farmers’ Market includes melons, apples, pears, pomegranates, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, peppers, eggplant, okra, onions, garlic, sweet potatoes and more.   

The Marana Farmers’ Market accepts credit and debit cards, SNAP (food stamps), cash, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Cash Value Vouchers for fruits and vegetables, and AZ Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons for WIC and senior Food Plus participants.  

Founded in 1976, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona provides education, advocacy, and food for people throughout Southern Arizona including Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties. The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is a member of Feeding America.

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