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Danbury Farmers Market Celebrates World Food Day

A girl poses in front of the tent for Brewster Pastry at the Danbury Farmers Market. The Danbury Farmers Market will celebrate World Food Day on Oct. 16. Photo Credit: Nicole Kasseris, File
The Danbury Farmers Market will celebrate World Food Day on Oct. 16. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Farmers Market, which runs every Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30 at Kennedy Park, is celebrating World Food Day on Friday, Oct.16.

"It’s fitting that World Food Day falls on the same day as our Danbury Farmers Market here in CityCenter," said PJ Prunty, who recently signed on as executive director of CityCenter Danbury, which manages the market. "The Danbury Farmers Market has been an absolute catalyst in increasing the access to fresh, healthy and local food to our residents.

"Just stop by each Friday during the Danbury Farmers Market season and you'll see the positive impact it has throughout the Danbury community."

Beyond fruits, vegetables, clams and fresh baked breads, the Danbury Farmers Market does more. On Friday, Oct. 23, the market will offer a flu shot clinic, arranged with the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association. Anyone who steps up to the shot will receive a $5 certificate to spend on fresh Connecticut Grown fruits and vegetables.

"All to encourage people to eat for health," said Peggy Zamore, a nutritionist who oversees the Danbury Farmers Market Community Collaborative. "I love watching children with their moms, or teachers, shopping for the evening meal. It's heartening."

Acknowledging "Better Health Through Better Food," the focus of the market's efforts is to provide access to fresh food to the largest possible population in need. That impact has been sustained by Fairfield County's Community Foundation, through private and individual donations, as well as by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture through the Community Investment Act, Danbury Housing Partnership, Danbury Housing Authority, Dorothy Day Hospitality House, The City of Danbury and various community places of worship.

For information about CityCenter programs and services, call CityCenter Danbury at 203-792 1711 or go here .

For more information on World Food Day, go here .

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