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Summer Edition 2015

Make HALF your plate FRUITS and VEGGIES!

For more information on Eat Smart New York or to find a class near you, call us or visit us through the links below!
Onondaga County
(315) 424-9485

Delaware County
(607) 865-6531
Broome County
(607) 772-8953

Chenango County
(607) 334-5841

Be Active!

Kids need at least ONE HOUR of physical activity  very day that gets them out of breath and their hearts beating fast. Spend less time watching TV or playing games on devices, and more time outside!

Vegetables

Asparagus
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Garlic
Herbs
Lettuce
Mustard greens
Peas
Potatoes
Radishes
Rhubarb
Spinach
Summer squash
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Turnip greens
Zucchini


Fruit

Apples
Cherries
Strawberries

Why should you eat more fruits & veggies? Here are a few good reasons:

  • They’re rich in vitamins and minerals that keep you healthy and energized.
  • Eating lots of fruits and veggies may help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
  • They’re nutritious in any form—fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice—so they’re ready when you are. They provide fiber that fills you up and keeps your digestive system happy.
  • They’re naturally low in calories and contain antioxidants that help destroy cancer causing molecules in the body.
  • Want more reasons to eat fruits and veggies? Visit fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org

Smart Shopping: Tips for Affordable Fruits & Veggies

  • Use fruits and veggies that are in season: they’re easy to get, more flavorful, and less expensive.
  • Plan your meals, make a list, and stick to it.
  • Compare the unit price of canned, frozen, and fresh.
  • Store brands = savings!
  • Keep it simple: pre-cut, pre-washed, ready-to-eat, and processed foods cost more than whole fruits and veggies.
  • For more tips on how to fit fruits and veggies into your budget, visit choosemyplate.gov.

FARMERS MARKET ROUNDUP

Shopping local is a great way to save money on fresh, in-season produce. Many farmers markets in Southern Tier New York accept SNAP—including all those listed below. To find another market near you, visit snaptomarket.com.

Find our table at these local markets to participate in interactive nutrition education for kids and adults, learn more about shopping for healthful foods on a budget, take part in food demonstrations highlighting local produce, and more!

What’s in season,
Southern Tier NY?

Local fruits and vegetables are fresh, nutritious and easier on your wallet. You can find local foods  in your grocery store, Farmers Markets, roadside fruit and vegetable stands, and community gardens.

Find a Farmer's Market in Your Area!

ONONDAGA COUNTY
Central NY Regional Market
2100 Park St, Syracuse
Sat/Sun 7am-2pm Year-round,
Thu 7-2 May-Nov

Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market
100 Clinton Square
Tues 7am-2pm
June 9– Oct 13

BROOME COUNTY
Downtown Binghamton Farmers Market
Collier St, between Court and Hawley
Tues/Friday 9-2

Otsiningo Park Farmers Market
East of downtown Binghamton, off Bevier St
Sat 9-1


TIOGA COUNTY
Seven Counties Farmers Market
Main St and Central

MADISON COUNTY
Oneida Farmers Market
157 Cedar St. Oneida
Friday 2-6pm

 
DELAWARE COUNTY
Waverly Farmers Market
Muldoon Park,
corner of Pennsylvania and Park Aves
Mondays 3:30-6:30,
June 22-Oct 30

Delaware Bounty
E. Center 5 1/2 Main St, Delhi
Fri 11-5:30, Sat 10-2


OTSEGO COUNTY
Cooperstown Farmers Market
101 Main St Cooperstown
Tues 1-4
Sat mornings


CHENANGO COUNTY
Norwich Farmers Market
East Side Park
Wednesday/Saturday 9-1pm


County Highlight - Onondaga

Start your week off on a healthy note! Complete walks on specific Syracuse courses and win prizes along the way.

Click the link & join the
Monday Mile campaign!

Did you know…

...you can use your EBT card to buy vegetable seeds or plants?!

Try planting in a garden or containers (milk crates work great). Let your kids join in on the fun: they can help plan the garden, pick out what to grow, plant, water, and harvest!

For more information on starting your own garden or to find a community garden near you, visit the
USDA’s People’s Garden
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income and other factors.

Visit mybenefits.ny.gov and click “Am I eligible?” to check your eligibility for SNAP benefits and other human services program benefits.

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