|New farmers market opens in Little Haiti|
|Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:23|
The Little Haiti Farmers Market opened to the public this past week, providing affordable fresh produce and popular Haitian products to the community.
Little Haiti Farmers Market will run every Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Toussaint L'ouverture Elementary School on NE 29th Street. In addition to the fresh produce, various vendors will also provide specialty soups, peanut butter, jelly, honey, fresh juice and natural beauty products.
The program, managed by local non-profit organization Bochika, is a part of Miami Dade County Health Department's 'Make Healthy Happen Miami' campaign, which seeks to provide high quality produce to areas neglected by food retail.
"We are happy that markets like the Little Haiti Farmers Market are giving people in all neighborhoods much needed access to fresh food by making locally grown fruits and vegetables readily available to the community," said Dr. Lillian Rivera, administrator for the Miami-Dade County Health Department.
Market organizers also hope to provide a venue for community activities, from cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, to children's activities. At the launch on Saturday, February 4, Chef Creole Wilkinson "Ken" Sejour demonstrated healthy versions of traditional Haitian recipes.
|Last Updated on Friday, 10 February 2012 13:29|