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Take Advantage of Summer Produce

The summer is a great time to take advantage of fresh fruits and veggies. Fruits and veggies are a good source of vitamins and minerals that you need to keep you and your baby healthy. They can also be quite refreshing in the heat of summer.

It can be tricky to find fresh fruit and veggies sometimes. If you know the right places to look, you can find affordable and convenient fresh food, even in the city. Community markets are a good place to look for fresh produce. Many markets even take food assistance as a form of payment. Check out some of the resources below to learn how you and your family can eat healthy this summer.


Places to find fresh produce in Detroit

Detroit Community Markets offers a map and information on the community food markets in Detroit. Use them as a resource to find the closest community market to you. They also have information on what food assistance programs are accepted at each market.

Eastern Market is open Sundays and Tuesdays through September. They accept many forms of food assistance and offer fun activities and events for the whole family.

Sunday Market: 10 AM – 4PM, vendors in all sheds and events in Shed 5

Tuesday Market: 9 AM – 3PM, vendors in Shed 2 with activities in Shed 3


Using your Bridge Card to buy produce

Did you know that when you buy produce with a Bridge Card your money goes twice as far? When you use a Bridge Card, you can get twice the amount of produce for the same amount of money. This program is run by Double Up Food Bucks. Check them out here to learn more. If you want to see locations where Double Up Food Bucks are accepted, input your zip code to this website to find the locations closest to you.


Other Resources

Encouraging kids to eat more fruits and veggies: Involving your whole family in eating fresh produce can be a great way to stay healthy. However, it can be hard to get your kids to eat the fresh foods you bring home, especially veggies. The Cleveland Clinic has some helpful tips for encouraging your kids to eat more produce.

Produce Calendar: It can be confusing to know when different fruits and veggies are in season. Use this produce calendar to see when different Michigan fruits and veggies will be available.


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