Thursday, August 5, 2010

Latinos Eating Healthy

When thinking about healthy food, niche groups don't really come to mind (in my opinion). Seriously, when was the last time you went to Whole Foods or Trader Joe's? How about shop at your local farmer's market? If finding out where these farmer's markets are, well you have options. There are over 20 markets all summer long throughout the Philadelphia area. Just recently opened is the Norris Square Farmer's Market...right in the Latino community! According to an article on holaciudad, "El Mercado de agricultores de Norris Square, es uno de más de 15 mercados de toda la ciudad que ahora acepta 'Philly Food Bucks'. Con los 'Philly Food Bucks”, se puede recibir $2 de descuento en frutas y vegetales por cada 5 dólares que se gasten en un mercado de agricultores participantes."

Did you know two notable Latino chefs in the city use local food? Chef Guillermo Tellez from Square 1682 is doing amazing things with his local kitchen and eco-friendly restaurant. And Chef Jose Garces plans on opening a farm-to-table restaurant at the Cira Center! These Latinos are definitely doing their thing.

Norris Square Farmers' Market
W Susquehanna & N Howard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Hours: Thurs: 3-7 pm
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