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USDA official to visit mobile farmer's market

Thursday - 8/2/2012, 2:02pm  ET

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A top official in the U.S. Department of Agriculture is visiting a mobile farmer's market in northern Virginia to promote distribution of fresh, local produce in underserved communities.

Ed Avalos, a USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs, will tour the Arcadia Mobile Farmer's Market during its stop at a recreation center in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County on Thursday.

The farmer's market is a retrofitted school bus that distributes vegetables, eggs and other products from local farms. It does business in neighborhoods that lack healthy food options, and it accepts government food vouchers.


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