Tushar Thakor, 42, made the trip from Fairfield to participate in the block party and he said the event helped him and his family learn about nutrition as well as how to seek out healthy food.
“We can come here as one family and find out about all of these things,” he said.
Eric and Deborah Beard brought their Bethel Lane Farms produce to the block party and feel that the event makes a difference in shining a light on healthy eating.
“We believe in healthy nutritious pesticide free kinds of vegetables and this gives us a very good market to sell those items,” Deborah said. “This program helps moms and kids and we think anything we can do to support that and healthy communities is a privilege to be a part of.
Ronda Croucher, vice-president of community engagement for Primary Health Solutions, said the event helped clients gain an understanding about how to seek out better food and learn how to prepare it.
“This event gives people a chance to get free samples of healthy food that they may not have had before,” she said. “The cooking demonstration showed people how easy it is to prepare healthy dishes.”