WIC Farmers Market offered in Reidsville, Glennville
The Tattnall County Health Departments in Reidsville and Glennville, the Southeast Health District Women, Infants and Children’s Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service and Farm Fresh Tattnall Farmer Cooperative are once again
partnering to benefit WIC families and farmers in Tattnall County.
Through this project participants who are eligible for WIC foods will also receive food coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at local farm stands in Tattnall County. The coupons will be issued by the Reidsville and Glennville Health Departments beginning June 6. The coupons will be issued until they are gone.
Recipients will be able to redeem the coupons for a wide variety of eligible fruits and vegetables such as: apples, lima beans, snap beans, beets, cantaloupe, cabbage, collards, corn, cucumbers, mustard greens, nectarines, onions, okra, pears, peaches, peppers (bell and hot), plums, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnip greens, zucchini squash and any other Georgia-grown fresh fruits or vegetables.
To decrease the risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer, it is recommended to consume 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, staying within energy needs. By participating in this program, residents can eat healthier and meet the suggested recommendations.
Remember to live healthy by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. For more information on this and other programs, please contact the health departments in Reidsville, 557-7850, and Glennville, 654-5290.