To fight an epidemic of obesity and its life-threatening complications in Dinuba and surrounding communities, the City of Dinuba and the Network Leaders on the Move/ Tulare County Partnership has come up with a strong weapon: a farmers’ market loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The market’s grand opening, along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, will take place from 5-9pm on Friday, June 20, at 289 South L Street in Downtown Dinuba. The market will take place on Fridays and will run for six weeks, with the exception of Thursday, July 3, to honor the 4th of July.
The Dinuba Certified Farmers’ Market has been a collaborative effort to provide locally grown produce and increase the awareness of chronic diseases associated with obesity.
The market provides fresh affordable produce to the community, and provides local farmers an outlet to sell their produce. It also gives healthcare experts the opportunity to educate shoppers on nutrition, obesity and diabetes. Making healthy food choices and changes is critical in fighting signs of obesity and preventing diabetes in Tulare County.
Every year, the City of Dinuba hosts “Summer Night Lights,” an event where families gather to enjoy musical entertainment, food, and much more! This year, the city will present the Dinuba Certified Farmers’ Market. The market will complement the event in hopes of attracting more families to support the market for years to come.
This event is part of the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention efforts.