Senior Produce Market serves fresh fruits and vegetables | News – California News

Senior Produce Market serves fresh fruits and vegetables | News – California News

Wholesale prices to the public

Thanks to a partnership between the Cloverdale Senior Center and the Episcopal Senior Communities, Cloverdale residents can shop for low-cost, local produce every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the senior center.

The Senior Produce Market is an effort by many nonprofits, including the senior center and Local to Local, to provide fresh produce to Cloverdale residents, especially seniors, who may have limited access to such food.

“We wanted to address the issues of people getting fresh produce at reasonable prices,” said Teresa Sousa, program manager at the Cloverdale Senior Center.

Sousa reached out to Episcopal Senior Communities for help. Established in 1965, Episcopal Senior Communities cultivates and builds healthy communities with a continuum of residential and innovative aging services that actively promote intellectual, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing.

The nonprofit organizes and manages 20 senior produce markets throughout the Bay Area in churches, senior centers and affordable housing sites. In Sonoma County, Episcopal Senior Communities sponsors two additional markets: one in Santa Rosa at Jennings Court Senior Housing and another at Burbank Heights and Orchards Senior Living Community in Sebastopol.

Sousa said she and other senior produce market volunteers visited Burbank Heights to get a feel for how it works. “It’s a great program,” she said.

 Although dubbed “senior produce market,” anyone from the public is welcome to purchase produce, which comes from Andy’s Market…

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