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.
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.
For more information about the farmers markets, contact 832-393-4795.