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Freedom Farmers’ Market Launches ‘Like it Fresh’ Summer/Fall Series
Focus is on food preparation, seasonal nutrition, and support of black farmers to strengthen Oakland communities
By: Freedom Farmers Market
· ‘Like it Fresh’ Cooking, a 6-week cooking class focused on preparing produce to be eaten alone or as an accompaniment.
· ‘Like it Fresh Families,’ an opportunity at the Saturday market where kids and parents are encouraged to taste and sample any one of the participating farmers recently harvested fruits and vegetables. Learn healthy school lunch options and tips.
· ‘Like it Fresh’ Budding Poets Contest, on October 24 contestants will arrive at 11 am to read their original works about farming and essential benefits of eating fresh produce. Winner will be chosen to read at our annual fundraiser in November celebrating our farmers.
“We are very excited about the ‘Like it Fresh’ campaign because it enables us to connect with Oakland’s Temescal families and families across the city of Oakland to provide them with affordable healthy food options, nutritional education and activities to counter eating habits they may have acquired or learned overtime, which really don’t serve them well financially, physically, or emotionally,”
“It’s never too late to start investing in yourself, and one of the best possible ways to do this instantly is with what you choose to eat,” Smith added.
Farms to Grow-manages Freedom Farmers Market a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing traditional legacy foods from Black farmers and other sustainable farmers from the central valley into Bay Area to promote a community vibe of self-reliance, cooperative community development, and healthy sustainable environments for all. The market also features vendors of homemade jams and jellies; nuts; and raw sugar free desserts sweetened naturally
Freedom Farmers Market is open rain or shine Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm located at 5316 Telegraph Ave. Visit www.farmstogrow.com for ‘Like It Fresh’ details and Budding Poets registration.