This is the Monthly E-Newsletter of Contra Costa Certified Farmers' Markets for Friday, July 3, 2009
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The Lemon Lady on TV

Anna Chan, aka The Lemon Lady, will be featured in an ABC7 News story airing at 6pm this Friday, July 3rd. Catch her broadcast to learn more about her neighborhood fruit collection and food security issues affecting local communities.

Thank you, Anna, for your dedication to the community food banks and the needy that they serve!

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In this Issue:
peachesThis month's theme is Taste of Summer, Featuring: Peaches
As the weather gets warmer and you start to crave some juicy treats, bring your family over to the farmers' market for sweet delicious peaches and other fresh produce from our growers.

flag 4th of July at the Market

The market will be open on Independence Day weekend. Come celebrate a healthy America with us this week and look for our red, white and blue spirit!
"Brentwood Corn" is here ... just in time for your celebration meal on the grill!

The Orinda Farmers' Market will be closed on July 4th due to the Parade route on Orinda Way.
Market Reopens July 11.

The Pleasant Hill Market is open at the Heart of July 4th Festivities! See You there!
Vote for Your Favorite Farmers' Market
Farmers MarketsThis summer brings a wealth of opportunity to support local, sustainable food and the workers that bring it to your table. Not least of these are the two contests sponsored by Care2 and American Farmland Trust that donate prize money to your favorite farmers' market. If you enjoy your local Contra Costa Certified Farmers' Market, please vote for us at and at!
Last week the FOOD FIGHTERS had a tour of April's Garden, John Miller's Eden of decorative and edible plants, and saw the movie Food INC. Coming up: a local foods tour of Whole Foods, volunteer time at the Contra Costa Food Bank, a baking session, and a jam-making session with Barbara Kobsar of Cottage Kitchen.
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Food INC
PeppersIf you really want to know where your food comes from, see the movie Food INC, playing in Pleasant Hill, Berkeley, and San Francisco theaters near you. With hidden cameras in meatpacking plants, expert interviews of Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser (authors of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast Food Nation), and conversations with farmers, food scientists, labor organizers, and food safety advocates, this movie is a fascinating expose of the industry that controls what we eat.
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