Free Community Health Fair at the Little Haiti Farmers Market Saturday, February 4, 2012

Share Article

Health screenings, cooking demonstration by local celebrity Chef Creole, tour of the Little Haiti Community Garden, and children’s activities and entertainment this Saturday at the Little Haiti Farmers Market!

Little Haiti Farmers Market Logo

Little Haiti Farmers Market will host a Health Fair February 4 at 10:00 am at Touissant Louverture Elementary in Miami.

Visit the Little Haiti Farmers Market every Saturday for farm-fresh, locally grown produce and Haitian specialty products.

The Little Haiti Farmers Market, a new weekly non-profit farmers market, will host a free community Health Fair this Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Touissant Louverture Elementary School in Little Haiti, located at 120 NE 59 St, Miami, FL.

The Health Fair, sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Health Department, will bring more than 20 health vendors to the market to provide services and educational materials on important health issues that affect the community. Services include Free Blood Pressure and Health Screening for the entire family, information on breast and cervical cancer, Medicare/Medicaid, diabetes, healthy cooking, skin care, free giveaways and more!

At 11:00 a.m., community members are invited to take a tour of the nearby Little Haiti Community Garden, and at 1:00 p.m., watch a live cooking show by local celebrity Chef Creole as he demonstrates “How to Prepare Healthy Haitian Cuisine.” All day long, Barry University will provide physical fitness games for youth of all ages and.

Visit the Little Haiti Farmers Market every Saturday for farm-fresh, locally grown produce, and Haitian specialty products, including: soups, peanut butter, jelly, honey, fresh juice, natural beauty products and entertainment. Local businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring the market or having a vendor booth should visit http://www.bochika.org, call (786) 529-2010 or email market(at)bochika(dot)org.

About the Little Haiti Farmers Market:
The Little Haiti Farmers Market is a weekly not-for-profit community event where growers gather to sell affordable, fresh, and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables foods directly to consumers. Managed by Bochika, the Little Haiti Farmers Market is part of the Make Healthy Happen Miami campaign that is working to transform Miami’s food deserts and food swamps into healthy, sustainable food systems. Supporters include the Miami-Dade County Health Department, Sak Pase Media Group, Circle One Marketing, Notre Dame D’Haiti Catholic Church, Miami Jewish Health Systems, 54 Street Medical Plaza, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Youth L.E.A.D., Alix Desulme & Associates, and the South Florida Regional Planning Council. To learn more, visit http://www.bochika.org/market.

About Bochika:
Bochika is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 in Miami FL. Bochika’s mission is to empower marginalized and impoverished communities through participatory sustainable economic, agricultural and social development programs. To fulfill this mission, Bochika partners with civil society organizations in the developing world to design and implement programs that strengthen internal capacity through provision of essential resources of training, tools, and technology. Bochika’s work was acknowledged by former President Bill Clinton in 2010 and received an award from Miami-Dade County in 2011. Currently, Bochika is administering two major programs, the Tap Tap Garden in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti and the Little Haiti Farmers Market in Miami. To learn more, visit http://www.bochika.org.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Phillip Rincon
Visit website

Media

www.bochika.org