Houston Health Department

Farmers Markets

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HDHHS Farmers Markets

 


Houston Health Department organizes farmers markets in underserved, inner-city neighborhoods. The initiative provides 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. Thanks to the alliances and support of several community partners, the Get Moving Houston Farmer’s Market (GMHFM) is in its fourth successful year of implementing monthly farmers markets in these neighborhoods. The Get Moving Houston markets have allowed thousands of community residents to increase their purchasing power for fresh, high quality produce through programs such as the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). It is also set to begin expanding the program in 2015 and 2016 to provide a healthy eating component at each of our 12 multi-service center sites with either a Produce Wagon or Full Scale Farmers’ Market based on site location, interest and capacity.farmers market photo 1

 

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.

Photos of farmers market at Lyons

For more information about the farmers markets, call

832-577-6632 or 832-393-4850