• Yongsan Commissary organized a watermelon eating contest and gave away fruit baskets to the winners at the Farmer's Market where they offered great savings on fresh fruits and vegetables to the Area II Community at the second annual Farmer's Market here, July 14-15. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Hyokang)

    Yongsan Commissary gave back to the Community

    Yongsan Commissary organized a watermelon eating contest and gave away fruit baskets to the winners at the Farmer's Market where they offered great savings on fresh fruits and vegetables to the Area II Community at the second annual Farmer's Market...

  • The Yongsan Commissary offered great savings on fresh fruits and vegetables to the Area II Community at the second annual Farmer's Market here, July 14-15. The Commissary featured  local Korean and U.S. products. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Hyokang)

    Yongsan Commissary gave back to the Community

    The Yongsan Commissary offered great savings on fresh fruits and vegetables to the Area II Community at the second annual Farmer's Market here, July 14-15. The Commissary featured local Korean and U.S. products. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Hyokang)

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Commissary offered great savings on fresh fruits and vegetables to the Area II Community during the second annual Farmer's Market here, July 14-15.

The Commissary featured local Korean and U.S. products such as watermelons, strawberries, corn on the cob, peaches, summer squash and tomatoes. They not only provided vitamins with fresh fruits and vegetables, but also provided fun to show their appreciation towards customers.

The deli section gave out sandwiches and 100 free hamburgers to the customers. Plus, they held a watermelon eating contest and gave away fruit baskets to the winners.

Johnnie Salas, meat market manager at Yongsan Commissary, explained the purpose of the Farmer's Market.

"The point of farmer's market is to introduce people to eat more healthy," said Salas. "It is also a great way to give back to our customers to show our appreciation."

Mison Lara, one of the customers at the farmer's market, expressed her gratitude toward U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan for such event.

"I am so pleased with the event the Commissary held for us," said Lara. "I hope they do it more often. People who are stationed here are lucky to have these kind of opportunities."

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