New Senior Produce Market in Fair Oaks

New Senior Produce Market in Fair Oaks

by St. Francis', Fair Oaks and Episcopal Senior Communities

St. Francis' Episcopal Church in Fair Oaks and Episcopal Senior Communities are excited to bring the first Senior Produce Market to serve our Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova and Folsom neighbors. The grand opening of the market is Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis', Fair Oaks.

What: Senior Produce Market
When: Tuesday, March 17th; 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: St. Francis' Episcopal Church 
11430 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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The primary goal of this market is to bring outstanding quality produce at low, wholesale prices to seniors. A number of factors can affect a senior’s desire to eat properly. Loneliness, lack of desire or the skill to cook, financial difficulties and physical problems may contribute to poor eating habits. Yet nutrition remains an important component for healthy living as we age. A healthy diet sustains an active lifestyle and often provides a social setting to bring seniors together to foster proper eating habits.

Episcopal Senior Communities currently sponsors more than 20 thriving Senior Produce Markets that sell fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and cheese at cost to more than 1,000 seniors each week, most of whom are on fixed incomes. In churches, senior centers and affordable housing sites throughout Northern California, volunteers and elders gather to buy fresh and healthy produce as well as share conversation, meals and celebrations. Venues provide a resource center for information and referral, education and networking.

Our markets also have a mission within a mission: perishable leftover produce from each market is donated to another non-profit organization that serves seniors and others in need. At Saint Francis', Fair Oaks, the presence of the Senior Produce Market will not only be helpful for seniors looking for a variety of affordable produce, but it will also be a great way to connect with local communities around us. Day after day we all go through our own lives, giving most of our attention to personal business; on the days we have Senior Produce Markets, we can interact with others and share in a communal experience that goes to the needs and wants of others. Within the difficulties of life, it is important to support our neighbors and create strong bonds for the good of our community’s future.

Click here to view and download the event flier.

 

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Pat wrote:
Hoping to find cage free eggs at this market. Looking forward to it!

Thu, March 5, 2015 @ 11:42 AM

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