We believe poverty should not be a barrier to healthy foods.
We help families buy fresh, healthy food from local farmers. This is a simple yet powerful idea with vast opportunity for impact. Produce Perks (formerly known as Veggie SNAPS) doubles the purchasing power for low-income shoppers – providing a $1 for $1 match for families and individuals receiving SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) when spent on healthy foods. Our match can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, stretching the SNAP $ f...
The Worthington Farmers Market features a vibrant mix of local and visiting musicians, both featured and impromptu street performers that add to the festive atmosphere. Music and the spirit that comes with it are important to the market and its patrons.
"...farmers who sell directly to local consumers need not give priority to packing, shipping, and shelf-life issues and can instead “select, grow and harvest crops to ensure peak qualities of freshness, nutrition and taste.” Eating local also means eating seasonally, he adds, a practice much in tune with Mother Nature."
Last fall, the Center for Disease Control released a study finding that, "...a paltry 9 percent of people consume the vegetable recommendations, and an only slightly better 21 percent get enough fruit."
Question is, do you know what a daily serving is?
"Dietary guidelines recommend between 1.5 and 2 cups per day of fruit, and 2 to 3 cups per day...