Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On Thanksgiving: Harvest Home Thanksgrowing Event on November 18, 2010




Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all we have and to celebrate the abundance we have in our lives. Our family and many of my friends are fortunate to have so much to be thankful for this holiday season. But not everyone is as fortunate. Harvest Home brings farmers markets to 22 New York City communities in lower income neighborhoods so once a week community members can experience this abundance of fresh, healthy food in their neighborhoods.

Please donate now to Harvest Home and JOIN US...

for
Thanksgrowing: A celebration of growing minds, markets and communities presented by Harvest Home Farmer's Market. See below for more event details.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
East Harlem Market
104th and 3rd Avenue
11 am-1 pm

Please RSVP to:

nicoled@harvesthomefm.org


Not only do these farmers markets add a brightness to the neighborhood and community in which they are located, but Harvest Home Farmer's Markets also enable customers to purchase tokens for the market with their EBT (electronic benefit transfer), allowing residents to purchase fruits and vegetables from the farmers.


With more banks and drugstores in inner city neighborhoods than supermarkets, Maritza Owen's Harvest Home Farmer's Market program enables residents access to fresh fruits and vegetables that they otherwise wouldn't be able to find. In addition, she educates market customers how to take advantage of incentive programs like "Health Bucks", introduced in 2007, which gives the customer back 2 additional dollars when they spend 5 dollars at the farmers market. For more information on

Please consider a donation to Harvest Home Farmer's Market this Thanksgiving season so people less fortunate can continue to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables during the growing season and Harvest Home can continue the work they have done to create an abundance in these inner city communities.

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more THANKSGROWING event details...


Harvest Home Farmer's Market invites you to a celebration of the farmer's market, which brings residents of communities together, making them better and stronger. Harvest Home believes that kids are important to this process. It is also the last day the market is open so you can get an idea of the work that Harvest Home does as well as shop the market for Thanksgiving produce.

Join us in an award ceremony to recognize the winning 5th grade class of the Pens, Pumpkins and P.S. 72 Poster Contest, as they best conveyed why the East Harlem Farmer's Market, located on 104th Street and 3rd Avenue, is important to their community.

The winning class will:

· tour the market and shop with complimentary Health Bucks

· present their poster

· experience a Thanksgiving sample feast, prepared by a team of local chefs

· receive a gift bag of ingredients and recipes to bring home for making a traditional holiday meal

All ingredients for the Thanksgiving feast and gift bag are being donated by farmers of the East Harlem Market. Spoons Across America®, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers and families about healthy eating, is coordinating and judging the Pens, Pumpkins and P.S. 72 Poster Contest, as well as donating items for the Thanksgiving feast.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I missed it, but I am happy that the kids got a great meal and had fun!

Go HHFM! Continue the good work with in the community.

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