Morris Park farmstand celebrates 1-year anniversary

The program started as a food box program but now has expanded to a year-round fresh produce operation.

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2023, 9:33 PM

Updated 210 days ago


A local farmers market is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its "Wellness Wednesdays" program. Grow NYC and Morris Heights Health Center came together to launch Wellness Wednesdays at their Farmstand Farmer's Market. They don't just sell produce there but include nutrition tips to promote better health. 
"It's one-stop shopping. Get your blood pressure, learn how to exercise, learn about exercise. Learn about cooking demonstrations, medical, any kind of medical information that you need.  Any kind of support that you need or questions that you have," said Rose Caiola, a community board member for the American Heart Association. 
Wellness Wednesdays started out as a food box program, and thanks to help from the American Heart Association and the Morris Heights Health Center, it has grown into something bigger and is able to operate year-round. Some of the workers say it has made a huge impact. 
"We've seen double sales and every time we have a wellness Wednesday, we've doubled our sales. We sell out, so people are coming out because of this and I'm really proud of the work that we've done to put this together," said TU TU Badaru, an assistant director for Grow NYC. 
Wellness Wednesdays take place on the last Wednesday of every month.

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