Anythink hosts weekly farmer’s market in conjunction with community partners
Working with the City of Thornton, Tri-County Health Department, LuLu's Farm and the American Heart Association, Anythink now hosts a weekly farmer’s market at its Anythink Huron Street location at 9417 Huron St. in Thornton, Colo. Held on Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 pm through Oct. 9, these markets are an opportunity for all community members to gather for and shop the wide variety of farm-fresh produce available. In addition to food, community members will discover cooking demos, recipes, as well as nutrition and wellness information. On the second Tuesday of each month, preventative health screen services will also be available for attendees. This series of markets creates an opportunity to make healthy, fresh produce options accessible and affordable to all in the community.
“As a registered dietitian, it is such a pleasure to see the increased access to locally sourced fresh produce and health-related resources in this area that lacks such a resource,” says Tri-County Health Department Nutrition Manager Judy Fowler. “Just yesterday, three teenage boys shopped at this market, stating they chose it over the chips at the corner store. With much appreciated efforts from our community partners, we are able to provide the opportunity for people to make the healthier choice.”
“We are grateful for this partnership with Tri-County Health,” says Anythink Director Pam Sandlian Smith. “The fresh produce is delicious and helps us all stay healthy. Supporting our local farms is one way the library helps our community to be successful.”
For those in need of transportation assistance, RTD vouchers are available via the Tri-County Health Department booth, where community members can also access information about eWIC and SNAP services. Coupons are available for those who participate in eWIC or SNAP.
“By providing cooking classes, access to health and wellness information, and fresh, local produce, Anythink is not only promoting healthy lifestyles, but empowering the community to put those lifestyles into action,” says Genné Boggs, Anythink Huron Street manager.