Health and Human Services

HDHHS Farmers Markets

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services organizes farmers markets in underserved, inner-city neighborhoods. The initiative aims to provide easier access to affordable fruits and vegetables in Houston communities considered food deserts because they are underserved by grocery stores and other fresh food outlets. HDHHS organizes monthly farmers markets in the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Magnolia and Fifth Ward, three communities where fresh food is not readily available.

 

Farmers Markets

 

 


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Fruits and vegetables help prevent or delay the start of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer and respiratory and bone diseases.


Fruits and vegetables can also help people lose or maintain a healthy weight.


Slide show of farmers market at Magnolia Multi-Service Center


Slide show of farmers markets kickoff at Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center

 

 

Photos of farmers market at Lyons


For more information about the farmers markets, contact 832-393-4867.