-- JENNIFER --
NEXT WEEK, A NEW FARMER'S MARKET.
WILL OPEN IN BRITTINGHAM PARK.
NOT ONLY WILL IT SELL LOCALLY GROWN FOOD, BUT IT WILL
TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO PREPARE IT, TOO.
BRITTINGHAM PARK IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
NEAR MADISON'S DOWNTOWN..
1SOT FROM AR32 You got a problem? No...
BUT SIX YEARS AGO.
UP TO 40 HOMELESS MEN SET UP SHOP IN THE SHELTER.
AND OFFICERS RESPONDED TO SOME OF THE MOST CALLS FOR
IN THE PAST 13 YEARS.
KIM ALAN/MPD says, I just hit the ground running with
a lot of great people here..:33
OFFICER KIM ALAN.
PATROLS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.
AND IS PART OF A MOVEMENT TO TAKE BACK THE PARK.
KIM says, We wanted to help these residents get to
that goal of having their own market, having that
opportunity for the fresh food and interacting as
TO FOUND A FARMER'S MARKET HERE.
IS SIX MONTHS IN THE MAKING.
BUT BESIDES SELLING FOOD, CHEFS WILL BE ON HAND TO
TEACH YOU HOW TO COOK IT - LIKE GRILLED ASPARAGUS,
THAT'S ALREADY ON THIS SUMMER'S MENU.
CHEF BRYAN STEFANKO IS ONE OF FIVE COOKS WHO HAVE
HE MANAGES 8 SEASONS GRILL, WHICH CHANGES ITS SELECTIONS
BASED ON THE SEASON.
BRYAN STEFANKO/8 SEASONS GRILL says, It's great for
the neighborhood, I live in the neighborhood, work
in the neighborhood and it's awesome for people there
to utilize it and get their hands on ingredients like
STEFANKO WILL MAKE HIS DEBUT IN JULY.
BUT THE MARKET STARTS TUESDAY.
OFFICER ALAN CALLS REALITY THANKS TO COMMUNITY SUPPORT
AND A 6-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT.
KIM says, We invite all of Madison to come out and
celebrate with us because we really want this event
to be a part of this neighborhood throughout this
summer and the summers to com..:55
-- JENNIFER --
POLICE ALSO CREDIT BRITTINGHAM BOAT RENTALS AND A
COMMUNITY GARDEN THERE.
FOR DECREASING THE AMOUNT OF TROUBLE IN THE PARK.
TAKE GEN FULL
THE FARMER'S MARKET STARTS TUESDAY, AND RUNS WEEKLY
FROM 3 TO 6 IN THE AFTERNOON UNTIL SEPTEMBER 23.
VENDORS WILL ACCEPT WIC AND SNAP FOOD BENEFITS.