September 26, 2015: Greenmarkets 2
Another beautiful day and record-breaking attendance!
Greenmarket walks are some of our favorites, and this was especially fun because we partnered with Chenchita’s Community Garden to host a special day of events for our families.
We rewarded the children who brought their reusable water bottles with stickers and got started with our lesson. We reviewed the essentials of good eating: not too much, avoid added sugar and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Greenmarkets are a great place to stock up on produce, especially when we have Health Bucks to spend!
After a stop along the Harlem Meer to eat our apples and bananas we headed to Chenchita’s to enjoy the festivities. Angela and the Chenchita’s crew had arranged a personalized farmer’s market selection of produce for us, along with lots of fun things for kids and adults. There was a cooking demonstration, face painting, rubber band art, knitting, story telling with books to give away, and we even grilled up some of the corn we bought.
We signed up for membership at Chenchita’s so we’re looking forward to plenty more garden events.
Another great walk!
Date: September 26, 2015
Time: about 2 hours
Co-leaders: Cappy Collins, Lara Crystal-Ornelas, Inginia Garcia, Deysi Martinez, Emma Murphy, Perry Sheffield, Brittany Wise
Special Guests: Adairro Fuller
“Walking, under 2.0 mph, very slow,” 155lbs = 140 kcal/hr