Live a More Colorful Life! is an initiative by Tarrant County
Public Health to educate consumers about the benefits of incorporating
a wide and colorful array of fruits and vegetables into their daily
diets. This initiative is designed to help reduce the obesity rates in Tarrant County.
On this web page you'll find easy-to-access information, including tips for selecting fresh fruits and vegetables, easy recipes from nutritionists, as well as ongoing features highlighting specific produce that is in-season locally.
Gardens on the Go
Find fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables twice a month at “Gardens on the Go.” Pick up a large bag of seasonal fresh produce for just $5 a bag on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at these locations:
2909 Horton Road 910 S. Collins
Fort Worth, TX 76119 Arlington, TX 76010
8 AM – 10 AM 10 AM – 11:30 AM
1st & 3rd Saturdays 1st & 3rd Saturdays
A typical bag might include 4 apples, a pound of bananas, 2 grapefruit, 4 oranges, a pound of potatoes, a pound of tomatoes but the selection will be seasonal.
Cash and Farmacy Vouchers Accepted.
Healthy Food Options
Because there are food deserts located throughout Tarrant County, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration has identified the following grocery stores as having healthy food options in those food deserts in east and southeast Fort Worth:
Make it a point to look for fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthier options when at your local grocery store.
We hope you enjoy this resource and come back often to learn new ways to Live A More Colorful Life!
"Find Your Superpowers!" posters
Did you know that certain fruits and vegetables have SUPERPOWERS?
They come in many colors and can help you maintain a healthier weight, boost your energy and add vitamins and minerals to your diet. Some may also help lower your risk of cancer, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. These posters tell you all about these superpowers. Print one for yourself so you'll know how to add a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables to your life and discover your own superpowers!
Want more recipes? Enter the name of your favorite produce in the search box, located at the top of this page, to get more information and recipes.
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