Today is the second day of Eat a Rainbow Week 2014. Today, try to enjoy as many red fruits and vegetables as you can! And be sure to pick up a passport. With just three stamps on your passport, which you can get by visiting the many participating locations across the county, you will qualify to win great prizes, like one of three Magic Bullet Blenders. It’s fun, easy, and a great chance to explore the great places in Chatham, like farmers’ markets, restaurants, farms, and more.
You have the rest of the week to participate, so get your passport today!
Eating out and looking to get your colorful fruit and vegetable fix? Well you are in luck! During Eat a Rainbow Week 2014, there 16 Chatham restaurants where you can find Eat a Rainbow fruit and vegetable themed dishes. Don’t forget to bring your Eat a Rainbow Passport to get a stamp and qualify to win a Magic Bullet Blender. Visit www.chathamnc.org/eatarainbow to see all 16 places you can eat a rainbow from September 21st- September 27th.
September 15 – 21 is National Pollution Prevention Week. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, “This week highlights the efforts we can all take to do our part to prevent pollution and build a healthier and more sustainable future for our children and the planet.”
Did you know: Americans generated over 250 million tons of trash in 2012, of which approximately 35% was recycled or composted. The EPA’s National Pollution Prevention Week website has a number of useful tidbits and links, including steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.
Did you know you can find a rainbow of produce grown right here in Chatham County? Fall is a fantastic season to find a rainbow of fruits and vegetables at your local farmers’ market. From GREEN lettuce to YELLOW corn and even RAINBOW chard, you’ll truly be able to find a seasonal rainbow at the farmers’ markets. All four of Chatham’s farmers’ markets are participating in Eat a Rainbow Week 2014, September 21st-September 28th. So no matter where you live in Chatham County, you will be able to find a farmers’ market near you.
Click here to see what’s happening at the farmers’ markets!