Farm Fresh RI announces Healthy Foods, Healthy Family program

Farm Fresh RI announces Healthy Foods, Healthy Family program

PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh RI announces its Healthy Foods, Healthy Families program offering interactive food and nutrition workshops at summer farmers markets in July and August for families with children receiving federal food.

Provided in English and Spanish, the curriculum empowers parents and children with the tools to shop for affordable, seasonal foods and prepare them in healthy, kid-friendly ways. For each week of participation, families receive free samples, games, recipes, financial incentives, and other bonuses – including Farm Fresh RI’s dollar-for-dollar match in Bonus Bucks available to all SNAP users at most farmers markets across Rhode Island.

Families that receive WIC or SNAP and have at least one child 12 or younger can enroll for free. Visit any of the following farmers markets for more information and to sign up including the Central Falls Market, 559 Dexter St., Central Falls, Wednesdays, 3-6:30 p.m.; Slater Park Market, 375 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; Woonsocket Market, Thundermist Health Center, 250 Clinton St., Woonsocket, Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.

While these farmers markets remain open weekly through the end of October, the Healthy Foods, Healthy Families program will run through Aug. 29.
For more information, visit www.farmfreshri.org .