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Lake County Green Fair to feature farmer’s market

RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2009

TAVARES — It’s easier to be green at the Second Annual Lake County Green Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wooton Park in Tavares with this year’s addition of a farmer’s market featuring a variety of locally grown products, such as produce, herbs and honey.

“I think this is going to be a wonderful opportunity for our market in helping to get the word out,” said Daryl Flournoy, manager of the Tavares Farmer’s Market, which is held every Tuesday at Wooton Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’re just entering our second season, but the newly remodeled Wooton Park makes for a fantastic location.”

Flournoy anticipates about a dozen vendors will participate in the Green Fair selling: locally grown produce; plants; fresh organic herbs and potted herb plants; different types of nuts; handcrafted jewelry; organic spices; handmade soaps; unprocessed honey; barbecued pulled pork, turkey legs and ribs; and seafood.

The Green Fair at Wooton Park in Tavares features free admission and will showcase educational programs and informative displays that highlight best practices in environmental issues. In addition, the Green Fair will offer free boat rides, children’s activities, food vendors and vehicle displays.

For children, the Green Fair will feature a rock climbing wall, human gyroscopes and a face painter. A green passport will also be available at the Lake County Green Team booth that children can take around to various booths to complete a scavenger hunt for a free T-shirt.

Sponsors of the Lake County Green Fair are Covanta Lake, Progress Energy, Lake County Department of Health, Lake Jem Farms, Green Directories USA, Waste Management, Florida Planning and Zoning Association, CDM, First Green Bank, Lake Soil & Water Conservation District, LPG Urban & Regional Planners, O’Keefe’s Restaurant, SECO, City of Tavares, Tavares Chamber of Commerce and Lake County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information about the Lake County Green Fair, call (352) 343-9647 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/green_team.

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