Monday, July 3, 2017

Farm Fresh Eats & Summer Time Treats



Buying local isn’t just about supporting your local economy; it’s about buying the freshest, tastiest food for you and your family! We’re reaching the height of the farmers’ market season. With six local farmers’ markets and dozens of other farm stands in Clinton County, you have access to delicious food grown right in your back yard. What better way to feed yourself the daily dose of at least five fruits and veggies? Here is your summer challenge: stop by a local market or stand this season and try a new fruit or vegetable!

Want to learn more about healthy eating habits? The Clinton County Health Department is here to help. We’re offering quick, interactive nutrition education sessions with tips and tricks to select, store, and serve fruits and vegetables. Participate in one of our learning sessions, and we will give you a $10 Farm Fresh Cash Card to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at one of the participating farmers’ markets and farm stands. To schedule a nutrition education presentation, please contact: 518-565-4993.

To find out where to spend your FFC card or for upcoming events, visit:


1.    1,500 miles    

2.    35,000 farms

3.    6   (Champlain, Chateaugay Lake, Plattsburgh Crafters’ & Farmers’ Market, Downtown Rising in Plattsburgh, Rouses Point, Saranac)

4.    At least 5 servings – more is better!

5.    Possible answers: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, pears, radishes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, turnips, swiss chard, carrots, onions, scallions, tomatoes, corn, beans, peas, peppers, beets, cucumbers, squash, garlic, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, eggplant, pumpkin, rhubarb, etc.