A conversation with two Fresh Access fans about their love of farmers markets and their passion for fresh food as key to good health.
This past farmers market season, we partnered with Allegheny Traditional Academy to bring classroom learning outside to the North Side farmers market.
The Citiparks North Side market is where we launched Fresh Access in 2013. Two long-time shoppers explain why the program continues to work so well.
The Citiparks East Liberty Farmers Market runs Mondays 3pm-7pm, May through November. Here are a few of the faces you might see there enjoying Fresh Access.
For Bonnie, who works at a public library, buying fresh food for herself and her son hasn’t always been easy. But then she heard about Fresh Access, and her life changed.
One of Just Harvest’s most committed volunteers, Forrest Kesterson credits his local farmers market and our Fresh Access program for keeping him healthy, in body and spirit.
For James, Thursday means Fresh Access, which means shopping for the freshest local produce at one of Pittsburgh’s two downtown farmers markets.
We know: it’s a triple whammy. When you’re on food stamps you’re not just hurting for money, you’re hurting for time and fresh food access too.
Historically, religion and agriculture have often intertwined, and the Burns family continues this tradition today through their motto of “living off the land that God has given them.”
Although farmers markets have long been a popular source of healthy food, people receiving food stamps have mostly been excluded from these markets due to a lack of access.