The Fresh Exchange at Aurora's Farmers Market helps to fill the gap and get more farm-direct produce into the hands of our low income neighbors. The goal is to make healthy food available, accessible and affordable to all our citizens. Fresh Exchange provides LINK patrons up to a $25* dollar BONUS, helping their benefit dollars go further and to enjoy the best local produce and artisan products available. Sponsorship opportunities are available to help fund this important program. Visit the Information Booth for more details. (*Based on available funding)
Power of Produce
The Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, POP Club kids receive vouchers to spend at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions at the market. Visit the Information Booth for more details.
How are you feeling? Have you had your blood pressure checked recently? You can have it done on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, June through September. At Aurora’s Farmers Market DOWNTOWN. Community Health RN’s from Presence Mercy Medical Center’s Health Institute will check your levels. Complimentary screenings are not only for hypertension, but diabetic and stroke risk assessments are also available along with counseling on healthy lifestyle choices. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!