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Video: How The Food Trust Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle in Philadelphia

"The farmers market is my happy place.” The Food Trust promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing Rochelle and others access to fresh produce in urban Philadelphia. See how they do it.

Video provided by CNN and Aetna's "American Health Ambitions" series.


2016 Farmers Market and Philly Food Bucks Report

In 2016, The Food Trust operated 22 farmers markets in Philadelphia, most of which were located in areas lacking access to affordable, nutritious food. Additionally, eight farm stands run by community partners and urban farmers participated in the Philly Food Bucks program. Through Philly Food Bucks, SNAP recipients increased their purchasing power to buy fresh, local produce by 40%. 


To learn more about the impact of The Food Trust's farmers markets and Philly Food Bucks program, read the full report


Clark Park Farmers Market Chosen to Represent Pennsylvania by USA Today

From USA Today

50 States: 50 Farmers Markets

May brings farmers markets back outdoors in major cities across the country, and we're showcasing a gathering of local growers and makers in each state to kick off the season. Shop, cook and eat seasonally with produce, spreads, goods and bread in your region at these destination events, from the various vendors open daily at Nashville Farmers Market and New Orleans' French Market, to Saturday markets in California, Kansas and Kentucky.


Find other travel-worthy farmers markets in each state across America. 


Convenient Stores Bringing Healthy Food to Underserved Areas

USA TODAY: Special Edition

"At least 19 million Americans live in food deserts at least a mile from a grocery store in urban areas and 10 miles from a store in rural regions, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). Congress mandated the study of food deserts, also known as low-income, low-supermarket-access census tracts, as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, said Shelly Ver Ploeg, an ERS economist. But it takes more than adding shiny new markets in these neighborhoods to address this thorny problem, Ver Ploeg said. In fact, the number of supermarkets in the U.S. actually increased between 2010 and 2015. But the number of lowincome households and those without cars also increased — meaning healthy food often was still out of reach for many."


Read the full article here


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