This morning Brian and I were down at the VT Department of Health Saint Albans District Office for their Women’s Infant and Children (WIC) Farm to Family coupon distribution. Eligible WIC families could pick up coupons to use at local farmer’s markets across the region to access locally-grown fruits and vegetables. While parents were talking with staff about the program, children in attendance could play the Food Rainbow Game and hop on the RiseVT Smoothie bikes to blend up some delicious smoothies (which were a welcomed cool treat in this heat).
Also available was free Lead Paint test kits, doormats and wipes to reduce lead paint dust from being in your house, paining kits to re-paint, and free Smoke and CO detectors. There were emergency preparedness activity books and information about Lyme Disease, with advice on how to keep yourself safe from ticks when enjoying our beautiful outdoors.
There was a whole table loaded with amazing recipes- most of the ingredients being what could be picked up at the Farmer’s Market!! I brought a few home with me to try and add to my collection (hello broccoli pesto!!!). I might just have to hit the farmer’s market until my own garden produces…
For more information on WIC and the VDH Saint Albans District Office, contact them at 524-7970 or follow them on Facebook.