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FRESNO, Calif.

Tuesday brings farmers to the 'Garden Market' in Downtown Fresno. But this Tuesday it also brought a tasty and healthy cooking demonstration. As well as word of a new and handy publication: 'the eater's guide to local food'.

You can find a farm market in whatever county you live or visit: Fresno, Kern, Kings Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare.

Tom Willey said, "It helps put urban folks who are wanting to eat more healthfully and flavorfully in touch with the cadre of farmers out in the country side who are responding to that need."

Just what this local farmers market does every week.

Kingsburg farmer, Laurel Jackson said, "And we have boysenberries, the one container for two dollars or two for four."

Laurel Jackson of Kingsburg is one of the regulars here. Like most vendors she takes cash or payments from 'WIC' and 'Cal Fresh' funds in payment.

Healthy food builds and maintains healthy bodies. That's why the Central California Obesity Prevention Program and the Commuity Alliance with Family Farmers supported this joint venture. Along with Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea.

"I think what this guide does is that it lets people know that food really is accessible, especially fresh food... It's a great opportunity for people to shop, eat healthy and prepare the kind of meals that will deal with the issue of obesity." Perea said.

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