Autumn is just around the corner, and Oklahoma farmers markets are still open to serve communities through the fall harvest.
Taste the difference of locally-grown okra, peppers, squash, sweet potatoes and more at the Pittsburg County Farmers Market. This market also offers family-friendly activities and year-round favorites such as meat, jams, bread and packaged foods.
The Pittsburg County Farmers Market is one of more than 40 farmers markets across Oklahoma accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Senior Farmers Market Benefits, helping make fresh, quality foods more accessible than ever. To find your nearest SNAP-accepting farmers market, please visit onieproject.org/farmersmarkets.
Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to support local farmers and start healthy family traditions such as preparing homemade meals with locally-grown produce. The Oklahoma Nutrition and Information Education (ONIE) Project’s new “Choose Homemade” initiative encourages families to use ONIE as a free recipe resource when searching for ways to use market produce this fall.
“ONIE makes it easy to create homemade, family-favorite meals using market produce with tons of simple, 30-minute-or-less recipes,” said ONIE’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Jade Owen. “Now, more families have the opportunity to enjoy fresh fall produce thanks to SNAP-accepting farmers markets like Pittsburg County.”
The Pittsburg County Farmers Market will honor visitors with a Customer Appreciation Day this weekend on Saturday, Sept. 14. There will be a live okra cooking demo with samples and a kids’ scavenger hunt making this event fun for the whole family.
Visit the Pittsburg County Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 3 S Main St, McAlester, OK 74501 for the freshest, locally-grown produce around. This market is open through November.
The Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education (ONIE) Project aims to improve the health of Oklahoma families by offering various nutrition and physical activity programming, information and educational materials throughout the state. ONIE is a non-profit organization created to support and strengthen the nutrition of Oklahomans.