Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago

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61st Street Farmer’s Market & Tour!

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CDE Marla Solomon leads a Market Tour.

We are Hosting Weekly Farmer’s Market Tours at the 61st Street Farmer’s Market

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If you are trying to eat right, especially with diabetes, you know it’s key to shop right. Join in on the tour and learn about the quick, healthy, and affordable fresh food choices available to you and your family at the local Farmer’s Market!


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What?

A friendly and informative tour of the 61st Street Farmer’s Market. Learn tips on building a balanced meal with the fresh produce available at the 61st Street Farmer’s Market. We’ll tour the vendor booths with fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, dairy, and more. Our health educators will teach you how to portion meals on your plate, and set goals to help you and your family make healthy choices.

When?

The market is held every Saturday from May 17th through December 13th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The tours are held every Saturday during the Farmer’s Market Season, directly following the cooking demonstration, beginning at 10:30 AM and lasting approximately 1 hour.

Where?

The tours are held at the 61st Street Farmer’s Market, beginning at the South Side Diabetes table.

61st Street between Dorchester and Blackstone Avenues
Click here for directions and a map of the location.

We encourage everyone to register in advance at the South Side Diabetes Project table to participate in the market tour as spaces are limited.

For more details or to register, call 773-702-2939.

We look forward to seeing you there!


While at the Farmer’s Market, don’t forget to attend the free cooking demonstration at 10:00 AM!

The Farmer’s Market doubles the value of Link Card spending at the market up to $25. Read more about the Double Value Program here.

The South Side Diabetes Project offers a Food RX program through 6 community clinics for a $9 voucher to shop at the market. Read more about Food RX here.




Upcoming 2014 Tour Dates

January* 25th
February* 22nd
March* 22nd
April* 26th
May 17th 24th 31st
June 7th 14th 21st 28th
July 5th 12th 19th 26th
August 2nd 9th 16th 23rd 30th
September 6th 13th 20th 27th
October 4th 11th 18th 25th
November 1st 8th 15th 22nd
December 6th 13th

*Farmer’s Market is indoors January through April.

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