Eat a Rainbow Week is almost here! This year, the Eat a Rainbow Week planning committee, community groups, participating restaurants, businesses and Chatham residents will all be teaming up to fill plates with fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables are an important component of a balanced diet. Just by adding a couple servings of fruits or vegetables each day, you boost your immune system, strengthen your bones, help your memory and more!
In the weeks leading up to Eat a Rainbow Week, we’ll be sharing tips for shopping, storing, preparing, eating (yum), and saving fruits and vegetables, so we can all fill our plates during Eat a Rainbow Week! The goal is to get at least 5 servings (or more if you can)!
Keep up to date with tips and events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/656743444462225/.
More information is also available at www.chathamnc.org/eatarainbow.
Did you participate in Eat a Rainbow Week last week? Whether you saw us at a farmers’ market, ate at a participating restaurant, or turned in your passport, we want to know what you thought. Please share your feedback here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EAR2014_Participant
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.
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!