Farmers' Market Demonstrations

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Farmers' Market Demonstrations

We’re coming back to the market!

In partnership with the Urban Farmers’ Market project, Food Bank of Central New York is so excited to again host Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables (JSY) workshops and recipe demonstrations at the Syracuse Downtown Farmers' Market in Clinton Square. This initiative promotes the benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets teaching participants how and why to prepare healthy meals using fresh, seasonal produce.

Every Tuesday from July 12 through September 27, our JSY Community Nutrition Educators will prepare delicious recipes using local farmer fresh produce from the market. Workshop session start hourly, 10:00 am through 1:00pm, and run about 40 minutes in length.

Workshop topics include: making the most of food budgets, preparing foods in a safe manner, meal planning tips, storing and preserving produce to reduce food waste, how to cut the salt and creative ideas for drinking healthier beverages. Each workshop provides practical nutrition information using USDA-approved lesson plans.

Each attendee will receive a recipe sample, colorful recipes and handouts, a useful kitchen item, and $4.00 in farmers' market Health Bucks coupons to be used purchase locally-grown produce at the market. 

For more information, please contact Debra Mimaroglu, Community Nutrition Manager, at (315) 437-1899 ext. 275.