LONDON — Fresh fruits and vegetables will forever be in season in London, according to Matthew Thompson, nutrition outreach instructor with the Kanawha County office of the West Virginia University Extension Service.

The Booker T. Washington Community Center staff has partnered with Thankful Valley Farms & Hatchery owner Sherrie Taylor to offer a pop-up farmers’ market throughout the winter season and into spring and summer as demand remains high.

The market will be open on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the center, excluding holidays.

Offerings include fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, homemade breads and jams, and much more. You can use cash, card, SNAP/EBT, WIC and senior vouchers to make purchases (checks not accepted).

Thompson, who will present a food demonstration each week, will be recruiting for an upcoming 9-week cooking class, Eating Smart Being Active (ESBA), that he will facilitate at the center starting in January. The class will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

Participants will learn how to live healthy lifestyles on a budget and will receive an enhancement item each week. ESBA is a program funded by the USDA.

To learn more about the market or to sign-up for the Eating Smart Being Active class, contact Thompson at or 304-539-2141.

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