Wholesome Wave visits markets this week
Farm to Table Cycle
Wholesome Wave, a supporting partner in the SNAP program, is cycling up the east coast and stopping to visit us this week along their travels.
Wholesome Wave is a national nonprofit working to increase access to and affordability of locally grown fruits and vegetables. (Their Double Value Coupon Program strengthens the nutrition incentives that Seacoast Eat Local offers at market through SNAP.)
This season, Wholesome Wave is leading a grassroots campaign to raise awareness around thriving local food systems, called Farm to Table Cycle: A Journey for Change. The campaign is a 400 mile solo bicycle and photography journey that champions local and regional food systems, and showcases more than 40 community members and organizations that work diligently and tirelessly to shape our food system into one that is more equitable, more sustainable and more delicious.
“Using stories and photographs captured along the trip, Farm to Table Cycle will deepen understanding and ignite action on issues that touch our food system daily, including food security, farming, food waste, dairy and livestock production, farm-to-table chefs, local food processing and infrastructure, school meals, and institutional food purchasing.”
Cycle route map
Cyclist and world class photographer Glenn Charles began his 16-day ride at the Bridgeport, CT Downtown Farmers Market last Thursday. Today, he lands at the Exeter Farmers’ Market to plant some seeds, say hello, and co-host the scavenger hunt (see below).
Kids’ Scavenger Hunt at Exeter Market today
Last year’s scavenger hunt in Exeter
Seacoast Eat Local is hosting their annual Kids’ Scavenger Hunt on Thursday, September 18th in Exeter (today)! This fun activity gives children and parents alike the chance to learn about all of the amazing foods at the farmers’ market.
Players can check into the Scavenger Hunt Booth (located next to SEL’s SNAP/Debit token booth) anytime during the market. There will be additional games to play and chances to win prizes for anyone who returns a completed scavenger hunt!
Check in at the scavenger hunt table to get started.
Fire Prevention Fun at the Durham Farmers’ Market
Stop in at the Durham Farmers’ Market this Monday, September 22nd, and take a jump in the Fire Prevention Bounce House with Durham Fire Department, hosted by the Durham Parks and Recreation Department.
Have a great week & we’ll see you at market!