25 Jul '13, 2pm

New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies

New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies

Not only is the program helping patients and their health, but it’s giving local farmers a boost, as well. Health Bucks can be spent at 140 different farmers markets in the city. The FVRx program helps boost farmers’ revenue, which in turn supports the community. Wholesome Wave has found that 53% of participating families have visited the farmers market more than 8 times in their program period. Market Manager, Kayla Ringelheim, stated that the program “helped transform the Woonsocket market into one that was vibrant and economically viable for participating farmers.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/07/25/new-york-city-doctors-...

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