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Healthy Compton initiative, hosts ‘Crop Circles’

Campaign presented by Tessemae’s All Natural

OW Staff Writer | 3/12/2015, midnight

As a part of Mayor Aja Brown’s initiative to improve the quality of life of residents and promote healthy living in the city of Compton, she announced Wednesday that the city will host a pop up Farmers’ Market entitled “Crop Circles.” The event will provide thousands of residents with free produce, health screenings and educational information, activities, and live entertainment. It will take place on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Plaza (MLK Monument) - in front of the courthouse and Compton Library. More than 2,500 residents are expected to attend throughout the day.

This event signals the official launch of the year- long “Healthy Compton” campaign designed to educate, empower, and equip Compton residents to lead healthier lives.

“Tessemae’s All Natural is proud to be working with the city of Compton and Mayor Aja Brown in having our Crop Circles program serve as the kick-off event to their 2015 Healthy Compton Campaign,” said Greg Vetter, CEO. “We view the continued work of Mayor Brown and the city as the perfect extension to our commitment of supporting health awareness initiatives and providing access to quality produce in food deserts.”

In addition to the distribution of fresh produce from Garden Highway, this event will welcome DJ Asher Roth, NBA standout Baron Davis, the Los Angeles Sparks mascot, the Los Angeles Galaxy Starters and community vendors Box Water (providing up to 1,000 bottles of waters) and CaraMore, who will conduct cooking demonstrations.

Local community favorites will be present including food truck options, and healthy snacks from local vendors.

The Crop Circles event is made possible by the partnership between the city of Compton, Tessemae’s All Natural, Garden Highway, and The Conscious Club … For more information contact Neil C. Holmes in the Office of Economic Development at (310) 761-1474.