Dayton, Nevada – The Dayton Farmers Market opens for the 2020 summer season this Thursday, June 11. The market will take place every Thursday from 3pm to 6pm at 60 Second Avenue and Highway 50, across from Pizza Factory. Market-goers will find seasonal, fresh produce from our region’s farmers.
Cash, credit cards, and WIC Farmers Market Coupons, part of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), are all welcome as payment. In addition, Double Up Food Bucks can be used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible foods at the market. Shoppers can use their SNAP, or food stamps, to buy $1 in SNAP eligible foods using their SNAP/EBT card, and receive $1 in free fruits and vegetables up to a $20 match.
The Dayton Farmers Market is one spoke in Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties’ “healthy food hub”, a strategy where many groups and individuals work together regionally to improve access to and demand for locally and sustainably-grown, nutritious, and affordable food.
Cortney Bloomer, Healthy Communities’ Food Security Project Manager, invites people to visit the market on Thursdays. “Come check out the market and the fantastic local produce that’s available. It’s a great way to support local farmers and shop locally. We’re growing, and we appreciate your support,” Prater said.
Healthy Communities also promotes a number of other interconnected healthy food initiatives such as organic school and community gardens; community gardening classes and school gardening clubs; school salad bars with local produce; volunteer-powered food pantries in Silver Springs, Yerington, and Dayton; Community Roots & Shoots nonprofit garden center; and community cooking classes and wellness support groups that emphasize affordable, nutritious menus.
If you’d like to be a vendor at the market, contact Cortney Bloomer at Healthy Communities at firstname.lastname@example.org