Lincoln Farmers Market
Limited access to fresh produce is a major barrier to healthy eating habits among low-income families in South Corvallis. To address this barrier, the Healthy Youth Program (HYP) developed the Lincoln Farmers Market, which will provide fresh produce at a significantly reduced cost to South Corvallis community members. The Healthy Youth Program plans to partner with South Corvallis farmer Luke Beene, who will sell his locally grown produce at Lincoln Elementary School every Wednesday afternoon.
The fresh produce available at the market will be offered at a 50 percent reduced cost and HYP will subsidize the remaining costs. This ensures that families are able to purchase fresh, local food at an affordable price point, while also ensuring that farmer Luke Beene receives an equitable rate for his produce. In order to meet the needs of families living on a very limited income, we will offer free produce vouchers which families can pick up at local community organizations.
Additionally, because both access to and utilization of fresh produce are essential to improve healthy eating habits, HYP staff will be onsite preparing samples of healthy recipes to educate participants on incorporating fresh produce into meals. Families will be encouraged to participate in the free cooking and gardening programs offered through the HYP at the Lincoln Garden and nearby community teaching kitchens.
To learn more about the background of the project, please read the Lincoln Farmers Market Report.
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