May 20, 2010

Farmer's Market in My Work Place

I just got an email this morning from work, telling me about a weekly Farmer's Market in the great hall of my building. I can't believe how cool and innovative this is, and I had to email the organizer to thank her and congratulate her on this great new initiative. Here's what the email said:

Join Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
on Wednesday, June 2nd, at 2:30 p.m.
for the Opening Ceremony of the

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and FedStrive are sponsoring a farmers’ market each Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. outside on the XXX Building.

In support of President Obama’s Federal Employee Worksite Wellness Initiative, and following in our First Lady’s lead to emphasize the importance of good nutrition, HHS has brought FRESHFARM Market to our front door!

FRESHFARM Market will offer locally grown:

Over 20 farmers from FRESHFARM Markets will sell produce each Wednesday afternoon beginning June 2nd through October 27th on the XXX Plaza of the XXX Building.

FRESHFARM Markets is a nonprofit organization that supports our region’s farmers, protects threatened farmlands and connects city dwellers with local farmers. This farmers’ market guarantees that producers grow, raise, catch, produce and hand-craft what they bring to market.

Invite community members! All are welcome each Wednesday! Food stamps and WIC/Senior coupons will be accepted. For more information, please visit FRESHFARM Markets at

For questions, contact Agency Point of Contact

Go Green Get Healthy HHS

I can't wait to get some good food on Wednesdays on my way back to the house!