MOUNT VERNON, NY (WCBS 880) – Fresh tomatoes and peaches are coming to Mount Vernon today.
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After a successful test run, the city is going ahead and bringing in a farmers’ market every Thursday from now until October 27.
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“It’s a great thing, because we are all trying to eat healthier and we want to promote a healthy community,” says Mayor Clinton Young. “We are trying to promote a healthier Mount Vernon through better eating as well as exercising more.”READ MORE: Racism Declared A Public Health Crisis In New York City
Young was hooked and says there’s nothing like fresh, healthy, wholesome fruit and vegetables.
“I should be eating a lot more fruit and I tell you, the peaches and the plums are just absolutely delicious,” he tells WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi. “It really just tastes great and that’s really been the talk of Mount Vernon now too.”
The farmers’ market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall Plaza.MORE NEWS: Civilian Complaint Review Board: Dozens Of NYPD Officers Should Be Disciplined For Misconduct During Black Lives Matter Protests Last Year
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