Physical health and fun were the main menu items served during the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market’s Fit Fest on August 29. There were plenty of healthy activities and giveaways for market visitors, including free pedometers courtesy of Novo Nordisk. The Trenton YMCA gave away one week Guest Passes to patrons and even led a few Zumba sessions–a crowd favorite.
“We want our residents to understand a healthy lifestyle incorporates both healthy foods and physical fitness,” says Marissa Davis, project director for the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids. Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson even stopped by the market to show his support of the market’s health initiatives.
The summer interns from Capital City My Brother’s Keeper kept kids moving with jump ropes, hopscotch, and hula hoops. An inflatable, 22-foot water slide was on site to help visitors beat the heat and to keep hydrated. And 150 cases of water from CannedWater4Kids were given away on a first come, first serve basis.
The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market is open through October 24, and will host two more community “fest” events – Bike Fest (September 26) and Fall Fest (October 24). For more information about Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market, please visit their website.SHARE: