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Farmers’ Market and National Nutrition Month

March 18, 2013
Juicy tomatoes from Rodriguez Farms

Juicy tomatoes from Rodriguez Farms

The 2013 season of the Farmers’ Market was kicked off this March – National Nutrition Month. In conjunction with the Main Plaza Conservancy and the City of San Antonio, the Farmers’ Market, now in its third year, opened on a beautiful, sunny San Antonio day.  Councilman Diego Bernal and some of his staffers joined San Antonio Food Bank President/CEO, Eric Cooper and Main Plaza Conservancy Executive Director, Jane Pauley-Flores, to welcome downtowners.

        Finding fresh fruits and vegetables in downtown San Antonio can be difficult.  Residents, tourists and employees can easily find nutritious, healthy and affordable food while enjoying the scene at the Main Plaza.  The Farmers’ Market was created to provide healthy options, promote the consumption of organic fruits and vegetables, and support local farmers and businesses.  In general, buying fresh produce is healthier and often more cost-efficient.  It’s also a great opportunity to save gas and a trip to the grocery store. 

Downtowners enjoying the day and a veggie burger from Catalyst Catering

Downtowners enjoying the day and a veggie burger from Catalyst Catering

        Catalyst Catering, the social enterprise of the San Antonio Food Bank, offers healthy meals at an affordable price. All monies generated by Catalyst Catering help to underwrite the Food Bank’s free culinary training program which addresses hunger by providing the homeless, individuals with disabilities, and unemployed adults with the job skills they need to achieve self-sufficiency.

        The Farmers’ Market is hosted every Tuesday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. The second Tuesday of each month features a special presentation with a cooking demonstration or educational session.

        Make every month, a healthy month, by visiting your Main Plaza Farmers’ Market now through December. Click here for a schedule of events. 

* Make sure to visit an ATM before heading out:  cash, checks and EBT Lonestar cards are accepted by most vendors.  Catalyst Catering accepts credit cards.

 

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  1. April 4, 2013 5:04 pm

    I love farmers markets! What a fun and healthy way to support local farmers and the environment!

  2. May 2, 2013 9:00 pm

    There are so many gurus now days trying to teach people and some of them are registered Nutritionists and others are only Dietitians who do not necessarily hold a degree. It is so important to know the difference because that can make or break the kind of service we get as patients.

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