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Bringing farm fresh food to Valley Stream

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For the first time this summer, Valley Streamers can enjoy a farmers’ market in their own neighborhood.

Sponsored by The Growers Market, LLC, the farmers’ market opened at the Arthur J. Hendrickson Park parking lot on June 13 and will continue every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. until Nov. 21. It features more than a dozen vendors selling their fresh-made doughnuts, seafood, fruits, vegetables, ice cream, pies and soaps.

All of the products that are sold at the market must be made, caught or grown by the vendor, according to Growers Market founder Ethel Terry. She also verifies that the vendors are licensed, and makes each vendor show her their invoices to prove that they make their own products.

Vendors also accept Women, Infants and Children Program and Nutrition Program for Seniors coupons.

All of the money raised, Terry said, benefit local businesses and farms.