Boone County Health Department Announces Community Farmers Market and Wellness Fair

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BOONE COUNTY (WIFR) -- The Boone County Health Department, in partnership with the Boone County Administration and the City of Belvidere, is hosting a Community Farmers Market and Wellness Fair this summer at 1204 - 1212 Logan Ave. in Belvidere on Tuesday, July 21st from 9 am-3:30 pm.

In addition to local farmers selling a variety of fruits and vegetables, the Belvidere Fire Department will be here to do FREE car seat safety checks. We will have live cooking demonstrations, exercise and fitness tips and FREE blood pressure screenings.

Over twenty community organizations and businesses, including Belvidere Family YMCA, Belvidere Police Department, Boone County Council on Aging, March of Dimes, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Health Systems, SwedishAmerican, and University of Illinois Extension will also be on hand with booths, activities and giveaways for the whole family.

“We have hosted this Farmers Market for the past seven years, and have had great feedback from the community”, says Amanda Mehl, Boone County Health Department’s
Director of Personal Health Services. “We are happy to expand the event this year to include more wellness activities and educational opportunities for our Boone County families.”

For more information please contact the Boone County Health Department at (815) 544-9730.

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