Learn How to Save Time, Money and Food at the Community Food Bank’s El Pueblo Farmers’ Market

On April 16th, El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is hosting a unique food preparation workshop to address the challenges of preparing leafy greens and vitamin-rich fruits before they have passed their prime.  Typically when you have an over abundance of one fresh ingredient, spinach for example, you may try to make as many different types of spinach recipes as you can in a short amount of time.  Instead of growing tired of spinach, Tiffany Rose Wood, a local integrative nutritionist offers a different solution demonstrating that dehydration and freezing techniques can allow us to preserve our seasonal foods longer while maintaining the food’s vital nutrients.  Woods will also explain how these preservation techniques can help with meal planning to ensure you save time and money without letting any of those fresh fruits and vegetables go to waste.

This “Save Time, Money and Food” workshop is free and open to the public and runs from 9 AM to 11 AM.  All of the Community Food Bank farmers’ markets accept SNAP (food stamps), WIC checks, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, credit and debit.  El Pueblo Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 9 AM – 12 PM in the El Pueblo Adult Learning Center Parking lot, on the SW Corner of Irvington Road and South 6th Ave.

The El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative to prevent or reduce obesity through increased opportunities for improved nutrition and physical activity.  Led by the Pima County Health Department, CPPW is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.