Monday, February 8, 2016

Farmer's Market Coming to netp@rk Transfer Center!

Florida Urban Organics will offer fruit, veggies and prepared foods
Americans are increasingly on the go, with the convenience of fast food, typically outweighing the more health conscience choice of fresh vegetables and a home cooked meal.

With that in mind, HART is partnering with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB) and local farmers at Florida Urban Organics for a first-of-its kind Farmer's Market at netp@rk Transfer Center.

The pilot program will allow transit riders and the general public to choose the healthy option, while not having to deviate from their normal routine.

From February through April 2016, transit riders and the general public will have an opportunity to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and prepared foods at a Farmer's market located at the netp@ark Transfer Center. The pilot program will offer the community a farmer's market on the second Wednesday of each month, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, to the fresh produce offering, KTBB will host an information table that will provide the public with brochures and pamphlets on the benefits of healthy eating and nutrition, healthy recipes ideas, wellness and smoking cessation.

For consumers on the go, the Farmer's market at the netp@ark transfer center is an ideal solution for purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, while also supporting a local business.

HART and KTTB will monitor and evaluate the success of this pilot program closely, with a look at possibly extending the program in the future.

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