MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PARKS & THE MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM TO HOST FARMERS MARKET DAYS, SPONSORED BY WELLS FARGO
free workshops and kids activities, plus $5 shopping voucher giveaways -
(MIAMI, NOVEMBER 21, 2011) – The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and the Miami-Dade County Public Library System invite the community to join them as they host Farmers Market Days, sponsored by Wells Fargo. Residents will have the opportunity to purchase fresh seasonal produce direct from south Miami-Dade growers during 10-days of festivities that kick-off on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Goulds Park. The kick-off event includes a host of free activities for the public, including workshops on developing a healthier lifestyle with healthy food choices, dessert table for seniors, a kid’s fun zone with a bounce house, arts-and-crafts, cotton candy and snow cone stations, and lots more fun.
The market will accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT (Food Stamps). The first 80 families at each market will have an opportunity to receive free $5 food vouchers toward their produce purchase, courtesy of Wells Fargo.
Farmers Market Days will take place throughout December at these locations:
|November 30* and December 7, 14, 21 & 28
4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesdays
11350 SW 216 St.
|December 3*, 10, 17, 24 & 31
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays
Naranja Branch Library (Royal Colonial Park)
14850 SW 280 St.
(*) Free community activities are planned for this kick-off event. For further details, call Goulds Parks at (305) 255-2399, or the Naranja Branch Library at (305) 242-2290. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks activities visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.
About Miami-Dade Parks
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.
About the Miami-Dade Public Library System
The Miami-Dade Public Library System, the 8th largest in the U.S., and a recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, strives to be the compelling community destination by providing a five-star customer service experience. With 49 branches and two bookmobiles, the library aims to reach every resident of Miami-Dade County who has a desire for informational, educational or recreational materials. The library offers access to a collection of more than 3.8 million books and materials 1,824 public computers, 125 Self-Checkout machines and Wi-Fi at every location. Each year, the library system presents thousands of free programs, including the Art of Storytelling International Festival, literacy programs for adults and children, art exhibitions and computer classes. The library proudly serves more than eight million visitors who come through its doors annually, and another 4.4 million who access collections and services through its website www.mdpls.org
Victoria Galan - Public Affairs Officer
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