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Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Joins INOVA Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local



SNAP Recipients Buy $10 in Tokens and Get an Additional $10 Courtesy of Inova

Inova Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, which is part of Inova’s healthy weight management and children’s obesity prevention program, has joined with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market by matching SNAP (Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program) funds dollar for dollar up to $10. So if a SNAP recipient buys $10 in tokens, they will get an additional $10 courtesy of Inova. Inova can fund up to $2,000 a year. The program will run now through Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 and Saturdays only from Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org.

Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Markets are open Thursdays and Saturdays, now through Nov. 5. The Thursday Farmer’s market is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harris Pavilion and the Saturday market, located in Lot B, is open 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During the winter season, the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturdays only, from Sat., Nov.26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 We’re very grateful for Inova Health System’s partnership with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market. Eating fresh, locally grown foods is a step to healthy living,” said Debbie Haight, executive director of Historic Manassas, Inc.

Inova Health System is proud to sponsor the Northern Virginia Chapter of Buy Fresh, Buy Local, a nationally recognized program that is dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food – the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to their tables.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local is part of Inova's family of health, nutrition and sustainability programs, which also includes Partnership for Healthier Kids, FUN and SNAP (healthy weight management and obesity prevention for children), iPATH, Inova Sustainability Program and Inova HealthSource®. For more information, visit www.inova.org.

Established in 1985, Historic Manassas, Inc. (HMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at in Old Town Manassas, Va. Its mission is to revitalize, preserve and enhance the economic base that ensures the rich tradition, history and charm of Old Town Manassas, Va. HMI is 25-year accredited member of the Virginia Main Street program which encourages economic development and rejuvenation of old towns in Virginia. Included in Southern Living Magazine and Woman’s Day magazine for places to travel, Old Town Manassas was also listed by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, D.C.’s “best places to live.” For more information about Historic Manassas, Inc. and details on upcoming community events, visit their web site at www.visitmanassas.org or call 703- 361-6599.