Dayton Farmers Market Opens This Thursday

Dayton, Nevada– Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties hosts its farmers market in Dayton for the 10th summer in a row. The market will be open on Thursday evenings from 4-7 pm this summer, beginning June 20th. It will be co-located with Healthy Communities’ new community garden, known as the Solidarity Garden. This will offer market patrons the opportunity to join the community garden as well.

Some of the local producers participating in the market include Dayton Valley Aquaponics, Little Busy Bee Farm, and Misbeehavin Farm.

In new developments, this year the Dayton Farmers Market is partnering with VegasRoots to offer the Double Up Food Bucks Program, which offers a matching monetary amount up to $20 when people use their SNAP benefits at the market.

Cortney Bloomer, Healthy Communities’ Food Security Manager, explained, “The Dayton Farmers Market is one important way that we’re working to bring together local food producers with community members who want to provide their families with fresh, local, healthy food. We hope you’ll consider joining us for an exciting market season.”

The farmers market fits within Healthy Communities “healthy food hub,” and the goals of increasing local food sustainability, equitable access to healthy food, and community-based economic development.

The Dayton Farmers Market is located at the corner of Highway 50 and 2nd Street in Dayton, in front of the new Solidarity Garden. For more information, contact Cortney Bloomer at cbloomer@healthycomm.org.

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