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NEWS | April 10, 2014

UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market resumes April 24 in Sacramento

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

UC Davis Health System's weekly farmers market returns on April 24, resuming its effort to expand access to fresh, locally grown produce sold directly to consumers.

The Farmers Market will be open each Thursday until Oct. 30. The Farmers Market will be open each Thursday until Oct. 30.

The UC Davis Health System Farmers Market will be held every Thursday through Oct. 30 from 3-7:30 p.m. at the intersection of 45th and Y streets in Parking Lot 12 in Sacramento.

The market is part of a national trend of bringing fresh, locally grown or produced food closer to home. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there has been a 150 percent increase in the number of farmers markets held throughout the country.

The UC Davis Health System Farmers Market will offer farm-fresh produce, artisan cheeses, grass-fed beef, eggs, baked goods and an assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables and many other specialty items. In addition, music and other entertainment, cooking demonstrations and other activities will be available. UC Davis Health System staff also will provide wellness information and health activities.

BeMoneySmartUSA, a local nonprofit specializing in providing youth with financial, business  and career-education programs, is operating the market. A portion of the proceeds from the market supports financial literacy programs for local students.

Further information and updates can be found on the UC Davis Health System Farmers Market Facebook page.

UC Davis Health System is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. The academic health system includes one of the country's best medical schools, a 619-bed acute-care teaching hospital, a 1000-member physician's practice group and the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. It is home to a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, an international neurodevelopmental institute, a stem cell institute and a comprehensive children's hospital. Other nationally prominent centers focus on advancing telemedicine, improving vascular care, eliminating health disparities and translating research findings into new treatments for patients. Together, they make UC Davis a hub of innovation that is transforming health for all. For more information, visit healthsystem.ucdavis.edu.