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Farmer's Market returning to Ceres
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A new Ceres Farmer Market will be offered in downtown Ceres on Wednesdays beginning on April 1.

The push for a regular Farmers Market was made by the Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children and the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program. The agency heard concerns from parents that they couldn't find fresh fruits and vegetables and with childhood obesity being a concern in Ceres, decided to initiate the farm-to-market outlet. The local farmers will be accepting WIC and EBT coupons.

Plans are to open the market from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Whitmore Park, which is bounded by North and Third streets and El Camino Avenue.

Besides freshly cut vegetables and fruits, the market will be offering arts and crafts, nursery plants and food. Other items that may be sold include milk, cheese, lettuce and broccoli.

Special events will be scheduled every first Wednesday of each month. On April 1 there will be a free Health Fair at the park. To be offered will be free pediatric check ups, free dental evaluations for children, diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure checks, breast exams and information on health insurance and well being.

For more information on the event, call Lourdes Perez, 541-0101.