MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Residents who live near Miami neighborhood of Little Haiti will now be able to get fresh fruits and vegetables grown on local farms.
As part of the Miami Dade County Health Department’s ‘Make Healthy Happen Miami’ campaign the Little Haiti Farmers Market opened on Saturday at the Toussaint L’ouverture Elementary School, located 120 NE 59 Street. The market will be open weekly to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We are happy that markets like the Little Haiti Farmers Market are giving people in all neighborhoods much needed access to fresh food by making locally grown fruits and vegetables readily available to the community,” said Dr. Lillian Rivera, Administrator for the Miami-Dade County Health Department, “and we are happy to be a part of this Saturday’s event by providing blood pressure exams, heart screenings and other health fair activities.”
Highlights at the market will include delectable freshly- picked fruit, locally- grown vegetables and delicious prepared foods. The produce for sale is not only nutritious but affordable. The Little Haiti Farmers Market accepts cash, credit, debit and SNAP food stamps, whose users receive $20 worth of food for a $10 EBT purchase.
The Make Healthy Happen Miami campaign’s goal is to make healthy living as simple as taking a Sunday stroll in a new community garden or buying bright-red tomatoes and juicy oranges at the Little Haiti Farmers’ Market.