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For Release: April 23, 2009
Contact: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications

Media Advisory

Farmers Market Begins New Season at State Health Department

What: “Made in Oklahoma” Farmers Market

Who: Oklahoma State Department of Health
Employee Wellness Program

When: Every Friday, beginning May 1, 2009, from
11 am to 1 pm (through the growing season)

Where: Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 Northeast Tenth Street, Oklahoma City
Circle Drive of the Parking Garage

Background: Now beginning its fifth season, the “Made in Oklahoma” Farmers Market at the Oklahoma State Department of Health is part of the agency’s effort to improve the health of its employees and the public by providing opportunities to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers. Oklahomans eat fewer fruits and vegetables than any other state. This Farmers Market is open to the 800 employees at the state health department’s central office, as well as employees within the nearby OU Health Sciences Center, and the public.


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