EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings to the people of New York City this summer through the “Eating for Good Health” program.
A kick-off celebration for the start of the cooking demonstrations is scheduled for the week of July 10 – 14, 2012 with special activities, giveaways and health screenings.
“Good health starts with excellent nutrition, and there is no better time to start than summer when produce is fresh and abundant. It’s a privilege to work with Harvest Home to offer families fresh fruits and vegetables from nearby farms and promote better eating. Good nutrition helps hold down extra weight, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes,” said William A. Gillespie, MD, Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth.
With the support of EmblemHealth, Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens are offering families:
- Direct access to farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.
- Live cooking demonstrations by Community Educators using foods found at the farmer’s market to prepare healthy dishes. Recipe cards of each dish, printed in English and Spanish, will include nutritional information and be available to take home.
Additionally, EmblemHealth is providing:
- Vouchers for $1 off purchases at the markets, distributed to Medicaid members.
- Health screenings and information throughout the season.
- Vouchers for a free glucose meter.
Harvest Home is a leader in providing low-income communities access to farmer’s markets and pioneered the “Eating for Good Health” initiative to bring under-served residents the foods, know-how and hands-on tools to eat and live well.
“EmblemHealth’s support is instrumental in our mission to educate families about the health benefits of eating fresh, local and seasonal produce and how to prepare delicious, healthy meals,” said Maritza Wellington Owens, chief executive officer and founder of Harvest Home.
The following is the schedule for the Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets:
Mt. Morris Park Historic District Market – Saturdays through Nov. 17, 2012
Cooking Demonstrations begin July 14, 2012 through Oct. 27, 2012
120th Street and Lenox Avenue
West Harlem Farmer’s Market – Tuesdays beginning July 10 through Nov. 20, 2012
Cooking Demonstrations begin July 10, 2012 through Nov. 20, 2012
137th Street and Broadway
Go to the sites below to find events outside of Harlem:
- Live Cook Off for Teens in Harlem (harlemworldmag.com)
- Dining With Miss Lil: Live Cook Off for Teens in Harlem (harlemworldmag.com)
- Marcus Samuelsson’s Overcooked Discomfort Food? (harlemworldmag.com)
- Doug E. Fresh and others make music for Hip Hop Public Health (harlemworldmag.com)
- What’s New: The Astor Row Cafe in Harlem (harlemworldmag.com)
- Your Last Digital Marketing Package – June 2012 (harlemworldmag.com)
- What’s New: Welcome to Harlem Wine Gallery (harlemworldmag.com)
- Salters Scene: Rev. Sharpton Leads Silent Protest (harlemworldmag.com)