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Posted on: September 14, 2021

6th Annual Faribault Farmers' Market Family Day-September 18th

Rice County Public Health encourages everyone to attend the Faribault Farmers’ Market as they celebrate their sixth annual Family Day on Saturday, September 18th from 9 a.m. till noon. This family friendly event will be held at Central Park in Faribault, 430 2nd Ave N.W. with games, animals, food, Power of Produce (PoP), and community fun. 

Rice County Public Health - Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is supporting the Faribault Farmers Market Family Day and “PoP,” funded by an Allina Health grant, will be offering children ages 4 to 12 and older adults a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables, empowering them to make healthy food choices.

“It’s fun to partner with the Faribault Farmers’ Market to help make the healthy choices easier,” says Josh Ramaker, Rice County Public Health Educator and Rice County SHIP Coordinator. “We hope lots of people get out and enjoy this free, fun event for the entire family.”

Launched in 2008 as part of Minnesota’s bipartisan health reform effort, SHIP works to help Minnesotans live longer, healthier lives while building healthy, vital communities. SHIP encourages healthy eating, active living, breastfeeding and avoiding commercial tobacco by working with schools, communities, workplaces, and healthcare to make healthy choices easier. 

CONTACTS:

Josh Ramaker, Rice County Public Health SHIP Coordinator (507) 332-5911

Sara Coulter, Rice County Public Health Supervisor (507) 332-5910

Sara Folsted, Rice County Administrator (507) 332-6121

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