Farmers Market coming to Cedar Falls Park
Thanks to Marin Lissy, age 12
A new seasonal farmer’s market is coming to Cedar Falls Park, 501 Weaver Dairy Road, on Sundays.
Local farmers will sell produce from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays beginning July 16 through Aug. 13.
Organized by Produce for Parks, the market is a collaborative community effort aimed at increasing access to healthy food in the community and to support local farmers.
Founded by a 12-year-old Chapel Hill youth, Marin Lissy, the market is co-sponsored by the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation, and funded by the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. It is also supported by the Chapel Hill Farmer’s Market, Farmer Foodshare and several independent farms.
The mini-market is a trial initiative that provides another option for healthy eating to recreational park users and nearby residents of Cedar Falls Park. It combines recreation and fitness activities with access to healthy and local food choices.
According to Lissy’s website: “A park is a natural gathering place where people play and enjoy the outdoors. That means that we have a captive audience at and around the park to provide healthy food. We can also draw in people who live in the area. Cedar Falls Park is in an area that is considered a fresh food ‘food desert,’ meaning there is no grocery store within a one mile vicinity of the area.”
Learn more about the farmer’s market at http://produceforparks.wixsite.com/produceforparks or email firstname.lastname@example.org