Picture a dark green salad and bright orange carrots on your meal plate, followed by glowing red strawberries and beautiful blue blueberries for dessert. This can be your plate when you Aim for 8 servings of vegetables and fruit with the CK Public Health!
Our Aim for 8 Campaign is launching this summer, with this campaign we are encouraging Chatham-Kent to eat more fruits and vegetables. CKPHU has partnered with various farmers’ markets and local vendors to offer a Fruit and Vegetable Voucher Program for the fourth year in a row. This program is a great way to try new fruits and vegetables while supporting our local farmers through buying local produce.
The $10.00 vouchers can only be redeemed for vegetables and fruit. They cannot be used for anything else (i.e. local honey, jam, baked goods, etc.)
Vouchers can be redeemed at the following locations:
The Fourth Street Market – Fourth Street, Chatham from Llewellyn to Wellington
Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market – Oaks Inn, 80 McNaughton Ave., Wallaceburg
Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market – Kinsmen Community Centre, 1416 Dufferin Ave., Wallaceburg
Ridgetown Farmers’ Market – Main Street at the 4H Barn of the Agricultural Society
Cooper Farm Fresh Market– 12218 Ridge Line, Ridgetown
Delhaven Orchards Ltd – 8182 Talbot Trail W, Blenheim
Dover Hill Strawberries – 25824 St. Clair Rd, Dover Centre
Gladstone Sweet Potato Farm – 428 Chatham St, Blenheim
Greatview Orchards & Farm Market – 8677 Talbot Trail, Blenheim
JennaLea Garlic and Vegetable Farm – 24226 Fuller Rd, Thamesville
Jennen Family Farm Market – 11775 Base Line, Thamesville
Josie’s Plants and Produce – 11315 Longwoods Rd, Thamesville
Kerr Farm Market – 115 Indian Creek Rd. East (Red Barn east of 115), Chatham
Kent Farm Market Ltd. – 10475 Claymore Line, Dresden
Manitree Fruit Farms – 8445 Talbot Trail, Blenheim
Nature’s Finest Produce – 6874 Pain Court Line, Pain Court
Pardo’s Berrie Farm – 7951 Talbot Trail, Blenheim
Sarah’s Farm Market – 31 Sandy’s Street, 586 St Clair Street and 413 Queen Street, Chatham
Vankoeverden Farm – 13283 Magnavilla Line, Thamesville
Throughout the summer, staff will offer these vouchers on various days at farmers’ markets as well as at other programs and events that the Public Health Unit is involved with. Fruit and vegetable recipes, nutrition information, and tips on preparing and freezing fruits and vegetables will also be available.