Everyone should have access to nutritious food. It sustains our well-being, health and happiness. But nutritious food is not always available – or affordable. Due to cost and access, fresh fruits and vegetables are a luxury many Americans can’t spare to indulge.
Farmers markets are expanding access to fresh, healthy food by offering competitive prices and special programs for low-income families in communities that need it most. Farmers markets put fruits and vegetables front and center and create an shopping environment where nutritious foods are not only affordable, but celebrated.
Five produce vendors at the Beaverdale Farmers Market participate in WIC and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Look for this sign on their tent or produce stand.