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Yorktown Market Days set to reopen and participate in SNAP

Return of Yorktown Market Days
Colorful produce is on the horizon with the return of Yorktown Market Days on April 14. (Photo courtesy of York County)

Good news for produce lovers in Yorktown.

The 12thannual Yorktown Market Days launches for the season on Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., according to a release.

As a new feature this year, the market will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides nutrition help to eligible low-income individuals and families. Qualified participants can buy tokens with their SNAP-EBT cards and use them at participating vendors.

The weekly markets will run rain or shine through Oct. 27, except May 5 and Oct. 6.

The opening lineup for April 14 includes a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town, music by Phil Poteat, a cooking demonstration from Chef K Cooking, and food trucks, vendors and local artists.

Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, the County Administration Building and other public parking lots.

Information about Yorktown Market Days is available by calling 757-890-3500.

Joan Quigley
Joan Quigley is a former Miami Herald business reporter, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and an attorney. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, TIME.com, nationalgeographic.com and Talking Points Memo. Her recent book, Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s Capital, was shortlisted for the 2017 Mark Lynton History Prize. Her first book, The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy, won the 2005 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

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