Farmer’s markets

Farmer’s Markets Open 

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Farmer’s Markets are open for business.  They accept cash, WIC, SNAP and EBT. For more information: http://www.hartfordfarmersmarkets.org/.  For a market in your neighborhood, click here.

Hartford ‐ 505 Hudson
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.
July 11 ‐ Oct. 31
Parking Lot, 505 Hudson St.
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized

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Hartford ‐ Billings Forge
Thursdays, 11 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m.
June 7 ‐ Oct. 25
On the Green Next to Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St
billingsforgecommunityworks.org/farmers‐market
Social Media: FB
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized, SNAP

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Hartford ‐ Frog Hollow
Mondays & Fridays, 3 p.m. ‐ 6 p.m.
June 8 ‐ Nov. 2
At the Farm at Knox, Inc., 75 Laurel St.
knoxhartford.org/farmersmarket 
FB, IG, T
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized, SNAP

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Hartford ‐ Hartford Health Dept.
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. ‐ 12:30 p.m.
July 10 ‐ Oct. 30
Health Dept. Courtyard, 410 Capital Ave.
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized

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Hartford ‐ North End
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.
June 27 ‐ Oct. 31
Front Lawn of Hartford North End Senior
Center, 80 Coventry St.
www.hartfordfood.org/programs/north‐end‐farmers‐market
Social Media: FB, T
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized, SNAP

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Hartford ‐ Park Street
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.
July 2 ‐ Oct. 29
Corner of Park & Washington St.
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized

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Hartford ‐ Promise Zone Community
Saturdays, 8 a.m. ‐ 11 a.m.
June 16 ‐ Oct. 20
Corner of Woodland & Albany Ave.
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized, SNAP

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Hartford ‐ West End
Tuesdays, 4 p.m. ‐ 7 p.m.‐ June‐Sept. in Oct. 3
p.m.‐ 6 p.m.
June 5 ‐ Oct. 30
Clemens Place Park, 16 Owen St.
wefm.org 
Social Media: FB, IG
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized, SNAP

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Hartford ‐ Old State House
Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m.
June 12 ‐ Oct. 30
West Brick Plaza, Main St.
Social Media: FB, IG, T
Certified CT Grown, FMNP Authorized

Nutrition for Seniors

 

 Nutrition for Seniors

Most people don’t like cooking  just for themselves, so they rely on fast food, frozen meals or canned soup for their daily meals.  Seniors are particularly at risk because they often live alone, have little energy or money, and have taste buds that just don’t work like they used to. What can be done?

Eat with others. If you live alone, get together with friends or acquaintances and share a meal.
Shop sales. Look for fruits and vegetables in season when they are lower priced and have the best flavor.
Season food with herbs and spices, not salt.
Avoid sugary drinks. Not only are these bad for your insulin levels, they are also terrible for your waistline!
Fresh is best when available. Frozen vegetables packaged without sauces or butter are fine also.
Use smaller plates. It makes your servings look larger.
For more information, go here:

Study Says Carbs, Not Fats, Are Bad for You

Study Says Carbs, Not Fats, Are Bad for You

But don’t give up on fruits, vegetables and legumes — they’re still good for you
By Dennis Thompson  HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A large, 18-country study may turn current
nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your risk of premature death, it’s too many carbohydrates — especially the refined, processed kinds of carbs — that may be the real killer.

The research also found that eating fruits, vegetables and legumes can lower your risk of
dying prematurely. But three or four servings a day seemed to be plenty. Any additional
servings didn’t appear to provide more benefit.

What does all this mean to you? Well, a cheeseburger may be OK to eat, and adding
lettuce and tomato to the burger is still good for you, but an excess of white flour
burger buns may boost your risk of dying early.

Dehghan suggested that “the best diets will include a balance of carbohydrates and fats, approximately 50 to 55 percent carbohydrates and around 35 percent total fat, including both saturated and unsaturated fats.”

All foods contain three major macronutrients essential for life — fat, carbohydrate and protein. The optimum amounts a person should eat has been the focus of debate for decades, with the pendulum swinging from low-fat to low-carb diets over time.

Read the entire article HERE.

14 Foods With Almost No Calories… and a Lot of Nutrients

14 Foods With Almost No Calories… and a Lot of Nutrients

The following 14 are the best foods you can consume:

  • Onions
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Read more here.

Diet Sodas Make You Eat More

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A New Study Suggests Diet Sodas Make You Eat More

By Alex Goldman

Tame Inflamation

 11 Food Dos and Don’ts to Tame Inflammation

  1. Keep It Simple  Although no diet is proven to cure or treat psoriatic arthritis, you can choose foods that will help lower inflammation. Go for items that haven’t been highly processed. You want ones that are still close to their natural state.
  2. DON’T Avoid Nightshade Vegetables  Tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, and eggplants are sometimes called “nightshade” veggies. Some holistic health practitioners say they fuel inflammatory diseases, like arthritis and lupus. But there’s no proof of that. Take tomatoes, for example. They have lycopene and vitamin C that help curb inflammation. Chili peppers also have benefits.Read more and look at the slideshow here.

More Eating Out Than At Home These Days

Americans’ Spending on Dining Out Just Overtook Grocery Sales for the First Time Ever

Do the staff at your local Mickey D’s know you and your children by name? Is there a seat at KFC that has your name on it? Spending at restaurants overtook spending at grocery stores in March 2015 for the first time ever, according to Commerce Department data from 1992. Why is this a problem? Studies have shown we consume more calories when we eat out — and not just when we’re eating fast food. Even dinner at an expensive restaurant usually has more fat, salt and sugar  than home cooked meals. For more information click here.  For interesting recipes click here.