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May 27, 2014

Farmers market to be fresh addition to Modesto’s airport neighborhood

A new farmers market kicked off Tuesday and will continue through September.

A new farmers market kicked off Tuesday in Modesto’s airport neighborhood.

Set up in the parking lot of Sciabica’s California Olive Oil, 2150 Yosemite Blvd., it will run from 3 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month through September. The market also launched the Stanislaus Grown labeling campaign, which aims to boost incomes for farmers and ranchers while making healthy food available to all residents. Shoppers will find the label at participating stores, restaurants, farm stands and other venues.

The June 10 Airport Neighborhood Market is one of the upcoming opportunities for low-income seniors to get coupons for farmers markets.

People 60 or older with monthly income below $1,799 for an individual, or $2,425 for a couple, and who have not already received coupons this year are eligible to pick up a coupon booklet worth $20 ($2 coupons) to use as cash to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs or honey at certified farmers markets. Supplies are limited, and coupons will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coupons will be available that day between 3 and 5 p.m.

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