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Celebrate Farm-City Week with farmers market at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center on November 19

MIAMI (November 05, 2015)

Miami-Dade County will host a farmers market to celebrate National Farm-City Week on Thursday, November 19. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center lobby. Farm-City Week is dedicated to enhancing the relationships between farm families and urban residents.

“This is a great way to experience locally grown products,” said Charles LaPradd, the County’s Agricultural Manager. “Farm-City Week emphasizes the importance of domestic agricultural production for quality of life because local produce is fresher, better for the environment and supports the local economy, so we encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the farmers market.”

The Farm-City Week Farmers Market will have local growers on hand with fruits, vegetables, honey and plants, as well as educational displays from the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Dade County Farm Bureau and the University of Florida/IFAS Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension.

“We encourage Miami-Dade County residents to support our local farmers’ Redland Raised crops,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Our agriculture industry is one of the leading economic industries in the County, employing approximately 20,000 with an annual economic impact of $2.7 billion.”

Miami-Dade County’s agricultural industry ranks among the top three industries for the County and second in Florida and is one of the most diverse in the country. The tropical climate provides a year-round growing season, as well as the ability to produce an extremely wide range of crops.

The Stephen P. Clark Center is located at 111 NW First Street in downtown Miami.

For more information please call the Agricultural Manager’s Office at 305-971-5091.