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TMC's Healthy Harvest Mobile Market Returns!

TMC's Healthy Harvest Mobile Market Returns!

With the start of Spring many of us don’t need much motivation to get outside and enjoy the and warmer, sunnier days, and whether you’re thinking about picking up a new hobby or planning vacations for the family, this new season is also a great time to look at what you’re eating. Spring means more fruits and vegetables are in season, making it a little easier to try new foods and eat healthier.

At Rodgers Health, we know the impact a healthy and balanced diet can have on the overall wellbeing of our patients, which is why we love our partnership with The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market. Starting April 4, the Mobile Market will begin stopping at the Downtown Campus of the Health Center every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00pm. 

The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market is managed by Truman Medical Centers and makes several weekly stops across the Kansas City metro area in order to provide fresh food to families. TMC says they saw a need in the community and decided to act; “Recognizing a lack of grocery stores in the urban core, the Mobile Market began in 2012 to bring fresh fruits and vegetable to these underserved communities. The Mobile Market travels throughout these areas designated as "food deserts," where quality food sources are sometimes scarce”.  The Mobile Market bus is handicapped accessible and offers more resources to the community for maintaining a healthy diet.

New for 2017, the Mobile Market has several incentives for customers: 

  • A customer who brings their own shopping bag will receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable.
     
  • The first 10 customers at each location will receive a $2.00 voucher that can be redeemed on the next visit.  Note: These vouchers will only be distributed at the first visit.
     
  • Reward cards will be available! A customer will receive a punch each time $5.00 is spent on the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market.  After 5 punches, they will receive $5.00 off their next visit.
     
  • A monthly brochure that contains healthy and tasty recipes and nutritional facts. 

Stop by the Downtown Campus of the Health Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00pm to explore The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market.

To learn more about healthy nutrition schedule an appointment today 816-307-0152 or request an appointment online!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS
Mix the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice together in a bowl. Season with salt to your liking and serve.