Farm City Day Connects People with Farmers

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The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County knows events like Farm City Days are important to not only the mind, but the body. 

Today, the Eastside Market near the Holiday Inn on E. Water St. in Elmira, played host to the event. 

It not only teaches people the importance of eating healthy and local foods, but it also seeks to educate people about agriculture in general, all while having fun. 

“There are many things that we want to get the information out there, about healthy foods, local foods, and local farms,” says April Demember-Bridges, manager of the Eastside Market and local foods associate for CCE. 

“We want to promote farming and and farmers and how important it is to eat healthy and to support your local businesses and local farms,” Demember-Bridges says. 

The event, as well as the market, even accept food stamps and EBT cards, making fresh, local food accessible to more people. 

The Eastside Market will run from 3-6 p.m. every Friday for the next three weeks before shutting down for the season. 

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