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Fresh produce available for women and kids

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A program that provides nutritious food to women and children is holding a farmers' market this week.  There are 4,000 people enrolled in the WIC program in Dougherty County.

Monday, some of them picked up as much as $30 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables grown at farms around South Georgia through a voucher program.

Annie Hammond helps support some of her 17 grandchildren, and says she's thankful for the support of WIC.  She said, "I'm thankful for this program. It's a nice program to have for the kids."

Farmer Pearl Quimbley said, "They need the vitamins because many times they don't have the proper nutrition and this is one of the nutritious things they can get is our produce we have, the vegetables and the fruits."

The farmers market is taking place tomorrow and Wednesday from ten until two. It will also be held next Tuesday through Thursday. The WIC Farmers' Market only takes place once a year.

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