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Bringing The Farmer’s Market To The Work Place

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The growing season provides opportunities for organizations to start or enhance wellness programs by making it easier for employees to have access to healthy foods
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That's why the Farmers Market is making it easier for employees to enjoy their products.

Fresh vegetables and fruit; meat, eggs, cheese and bread can be delivered to businesses through CSAs – or community supported agriculture. That refers to a venture in which individuals or businesses pre-order to buy a “share” from a local farmer.

Each week, CSA members receive a bag of produce, eggs, cheese, meat or bread (depending on the type of share purchased). Each bag also comes with recipe ideas for preparing the items. Depending on the selected program, the food arrives either at your office or a nearby designated pick-up location.

Studies show employees who participate in wellness programs are more productive and happy both at work and at home.

For many farmers, the deadline to sign up for CSAs is March 30th. If your company wants assistance in joining a CSA, contact Laura Feyerherm, Partners for a Healthy City, at 402-934-5795. You also can learn more at www.partnersforahealthycity.org


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