Healthy Farmer's Markets are coming to Adams County this summer!
Healthy Farmer's Markets connect local farmers and food producers with community members to help make healthy, fresh produce options accessible and affordable to everyone. Attendees can learn more about cooking and nutrition, and food assistance services like SNAP and WIC are accepted.
This summer, they're happening at Anythink Huron Street Library, 9417 Huron Street in Thornton, every Tuesday between July 13 and Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They're also happening at Anythink Wright Farms Library, 5877 E. 120th Ave. in Thornton, every Thursday between July 15 and Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Healthy Farmers Markets offer:
Fresh fruits and vegetables
A benefit to WIC participants
Cooking demos and classes from Cooking Matters
Recipe and nutrition information
Preventative health screenings and check-ups with local medical providers from the community
Education on diabetes classes
Hunger Free Colorado enrollments
Vendors representing cottage foods and crafts
And so much more!
Success story: Three teenage boys came to the market and bought peaches and mangos. They brought their fruit into the library where the librarian praised them for having fruit for their snack. They replied that they usually stop at the corner market and get chips. Because they saw the farmer’s market, they chose fruit instead! One example of when fresh produce is readily available, people will make the healthier choice!