Over the years, I have tried to buy farm fresh meats, eggs, fruits and vegetables from the local farmers market.  Summer Farmers Markets are places in the community where vendors and small businesses can sell their foods, goods and services at  affordable costs.   EBT cards are also welcomed by some food vendors.  Around the New Castle County (NCCO) area, the farmers markets are located all around town on Route 9, Westside, Glasgow Park, Carousel Park and etc.  The Summer Farmers Markets have also expanded their retail and services to include handmade jewelry, international food trucks, baked goods, bedding plants, etc.  If you are living on a tight budget, put on your sneakers and plan time to walk around the park.  Certain parks  also feature local musicians and after a nice brisk walk you can sit on a bench to enjoy a free music concert.  While your are eating healthy foods and  enjoying the beautiful park scenery, there are organizations that provide health care information and even blood pressure screenings.   To find out the Summer Farmers Market schedule in New Castle County go to, www.nccde.org.

TOVA Community Health
Primary Specialty Care
(302) 429-5870 ext. 120

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