SUSAN SMILEY OF New Haven assesses the bags of produce awaiting distribution through ACORN’s Farmacy: Food is Medicine program.
Photo courtesy of Lindsey Berk
MIDDLEBURY — ACORN’s Farmacy: Food is Medicine program began its second season of “healthcare CSA shares” on July 9, delivering farm fresh produce to 65 families. The program, a partnership with Porter Medical Center, the Vermont Department of Health, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Rise VT, Village Health and three area farms, provides patients and families with 12 weeks of fruit and vegetables, increasing the availability of nutrient-dense foods to prevent diet-related illness and food insecurity.
New Leaf Organics of Bristol, Lester Farm and Market of New Haven and Firefly Fields of New...
LOCAL FAMILIES ENJOY fresh local produce they received this summer from Farmacy, a food based prescription program for patients suffering from, or at risk of, chronic or nutrition-related illness.
MIDDLEBURY – Addison County’s inaugural food-based prescription program, Farmacy, ran for 12 weeks this summer and provided a bounty of incredibly fresh local produce to 45 patients and families. The Farmacy Program, a collaboration of ACORN, the Vermont Department of Health, Bristol’s Mountain Health Center, Middlebury’s UVM Porter Medical Center, Middlebury Natural Foods Coop and three local farmers, kicked off in July and came to a close at the end of September.
Patients suffering from, or at risk of, chronic or nutrition-related illness received prescriptions for free weekly CSA-type...