News & Updates – Access to Healthy Foods
Local Farmer’s Markets
Greenville State Farmers’ Market
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
1354 Rutherford Rd., Greenville
Most local farmer’s markets will re-open Spring 2012.
New USDA Guidelines
The 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines are available online. A press release by the USDA emphasizes the importance of balancing caloric intake with physical activity and a commentary by the author of Food Politics highlights the importance of changing the food environment to improve access to healthy foods. To view the full report click here and to view an executive summary click here.
Community Gardens Grow
Community Gardens in Greenville are growing – literally! Gardens are popping up all over the county, offering a place for neighbors, families and friends to get a bit of fresh air, exercise and fresh fruit and vegetables. Below are links to more information about gardens that are flourishing near you and the list of gardens is sure to grow!
GOFO Gardens – Greenville Organic Foods – cropping up around town.
Nicholtown Community Garden, located next to the Nicholtown Community Center.
Odessa Street Garden, located in the heart of the Sterling community.
St. Francis Community Garden, serving St. Francis, it’s surrounding neighborhoods and others with a green thumb and a passion for gardens.
Synergy Garden at the Center for Community Services, serving Mauldin, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn.
There are many school gardens also supporting Greenville’s effort to improve access to fresh, local produce and increase awareness of the importance of a healthy diet! These will be featured in the coming weeks.