Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Centreville Farmers’ Market, Aug. 30

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an astounding 67 million American adults (31 percent) have high blood pressure. However, only about half (47 percent) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.

Area residents can get their blood pressure checked for free at the Centreville Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. The Queen Anne’s County Health Department will be on site to conduct free blood pressure screenings at the market, which is located in downtown Centreville at Lawyers Row and Commerce Street.

The event is presented as part of the Health Living Series at the Centreville Farmers’ Market. For more information, contact Centreville Main Street at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.

Centreville Farmers’ Market Launches Healthy Living Series

Eating vegetables and fruits is one step to living a healthier life. Centreville Farmers’ Market volunteers are bringing this idea to the forefront by presenting a series of events called the “Healthy Living Series.” All events are free and will take place at the farmers’ market at Lawyers Row and Commerce Street, Centreville.

Events include:

Saturday, May 31, Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors, 11 a.m. – noon. Join Tina Squibb, resident and certified Holistic Health Coach, as she
tours the market and introduces you not only to our market farmers and vendors, but also to some seasonal produce. Learn about the nutritional value and some fun recipes to try out. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 28, Food Safety and Storage, 9 to 11 a.m. Stop wasting food. Join Bonnie Anthony of the Queen Anne’s County Health Department, for this informational program on safety and storage.

Saturday, July 26. Meet Your Farmers’ Market Vendors, 11 a.m. – noon. Tours start at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 30, Blood pressure screenings, 9 to 11 a.m. Queen Anne’s County Health Department will conduct free blood pressure screenings at the market.

Saturday, October 25, Kids Day at the Market, 9 to 11 a.m. Enjoy free kids activities at the market.

For more information, call Centreville Main Street at (410) 758-1180, ext. 17 or mainstreet@townofcentreville.org.