LCHS recently held its first of four summer farmers markets at its Beekman Street location in Wilkes-Barre. The markets are made possible by a “Farm to Early Childhood Education” grant secured through the Pennsylvania Head Start Association. The market is open to Head Start and Early Head Start families at LCHS’s Wilkes-Barre/Beekman Street center who are participating in summer services. Fresh fruits and vegetables from Rowland’s Pennsylvania Produce, Falls, were provided to families free of charge.
The remaining markets will be held on July 14, 21 and 28 from 12:15pm-1:15pm at LCHS’s Beekman Street location, weather permitting. Several community agencies will be available to provide information about services available to Head Start/Early Head Start families.
Farm to ECE is a group of activities and strategies that offers increased access to healthy, local foods, gardening opportunities and food-based learning activities. The funding is meant to increase early learning programs’ ability to implement farm to ECE strategies that help meet the needs of children and families during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT: Luzerne County Head Start Hosts Summer Farmers Markets
WHO: Head Start/Early Head Start families at Beekman St., Wilkes-Barre center
WHEN: Wednesdays in July (14, 21, 28) from 12:15PM-1:15PM
WHERE: 23 Beekman St., Wilkes-Barre (parking lot area)
WHY: Expand access to fresh local produce for Head Start & Early Head Start families