Press Release

Release Date: May 04, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



  • Phyllis Lammon weighs green beans during the WIC Farmers’ Market event before offering her fruits and vegetables to the community.

  • The purpose of the May 29 WIC Farmers’ Market event is to help families gain access to locally-grown, healthy fruits and vegetables like these tomatoes, cantaloupes, onions and okra.

ADA, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host a WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Farmers’ Market event 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 29 at Wintersmith Park, 18th and Scenic Drive, near the picnic area and jungle gyms.

Participants will receive vouchers at the event which may be used to purchase produce from local farmers that afternoon, or saved for a later date.

If a WIC participant is unable to attend the event they may pick up their vouchers after June 1.

Community members are invited to purchase produce from the local farmers at the event.

Lunch will be provided at no charge to children and teens up to age 18, whether or not they are involved with the WIC program.

The goal is to supply mothers and children with healthier foods and encourage them to eat fruits and vegetables. This event kicks off this year’s WIC Farmers Market Nutrition program, which will last until October.

Games and activities are planned, like cultural make and take classes and bobbing for apples. The attractions associated with the Kiwanis Kiddie Park -- like the train, putt-putt golf and carousel -- will also be available.

Planned booths for the event include: the Noble Foundation, SoonerCare, 4-H, the “Get Fresh!” nutrition program and car seat safety checks, among others.

For more information, contact Becky Smith at 580-235-7054 or BeckyL.Smith@Chickasaw.net.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016