The Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown saw its busiest day yet during a dedication ceremony that included Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Richard Dunn.
The Booker T. Washington High School band kept things lively as Overtown residents, downtown workers on lunch breaks, government employees, and others shopped at the market and stayed for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The market is a pilot for the Wholesome Wave "Nourishing Neighborhoods" program. This program will also double the value of food stamps -- or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- so garden users can afford fresh, local produce. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Roots in the City, and the Human Services Coalition are partners in the local effort. The Roots in the City market runs until the end of April and will resume in the fall.
Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Starts: April 14. Continues through April 28, 2010