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Farmers Market Coalition of Southeast Nebraska

Studies show that eating at least five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily can help to lower the risk of many chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancers and obesity. Healthy food consumption is important to residents of Gage, Saline, Thayer, Fillmore and Jefferson counties as evidenced by the high priority placed on nutrition and chronic disease prevention during recent MAPP assessments. The Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) of Southeast Nebraska Project will provide resources to existing farmers markets throughout the district as well as develop new community markets in under-served areas. The goal is to increase the amount of fresh, locally grown produce that is available in communities and provide education and incentives to consume more of these healthy foods. Farmers markets help communities by providing fresh produce as well as giving local growers a source of additional income……a win-win for everyone!


For more information, contact the NAFH staff at (402) 471-2101.


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