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July 3, 2007 > Farmers' Market Returns to Milpitas

Farmers' Market Returns to Milpitas

Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA) is proud to announce that the Milpitas Certified Farmers' Market will return after almost a two-year hiatus. The market will showcase Northern California's freshest fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to reestablish our presence in the Milpitas community as a way to help promote buying local and eating healthy," said John Silveira, Director of PCFMA.

The Grand Re-Opening of the Milpitas Farmers' market will take place on Sunday, July 8. The market will be open every Sunday, year-round, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The market's new home is in the parking lot of the Ayer Educational Center at 1331 East Calaveras Boulevard.

The entire Milpitas community is invited to a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 8 to celebrate the return of the Milpitas Farmers' Market.

"We really appreciate all of the work that the Milpitas Unified School District has done to make it possible for the farmers' market to operate at their facility," said Silveira. "The really are heroes in the community for helping to bring back this fun family event."

The market will be an intersection of cultures as well an outlet for supporting local California farmers. Whether you're looking for juicy peaches, flowering orchids, flavorful onions and zucchini, sweet strawberries, Asian greens, fresh seafood, crisp green beans, vitamin-packed tomatoes or any other summer produce items, you'll find them at the Milpitas Farmers' Market. More that two dozen California farmers and a dozen other food producers are expected to be selling their goods in the market on opening day.

The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association is the state's largest operator of Certified Farmers' Markets, with over forty Certified Farmers' Markets weekly in the Bay Area during the peak summer months. Certified Farmers' Markets are locations that offer only California-grown products sold directly to consumers by the farmers that grew, nurtured and harvested the crops. All PCFMA markets accept WIC FMNP (Woman Infant and Children Farmers' Market Nutrition Program coupons) and EBT (the Golden State advantage food stamp cards).

For more information on the Milpitas Farmers' Market, or to find another farmers' market in your area, please contact the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association at (800) 949-FARM or go to www.pcfma.com.

Milpitas Farmers' Market - Grand Re-opening
Sunday, July 8
10 a.m. (market is open 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ayer Educational Center Parking Lot
1331 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
(800) 949-FARM
www.pcfma.com

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