Interact for Health

Fresh vegetables now available weekly at Interact

(Nov 7th, 2016)

A healthy diet that includes fresh fruit and vegetables can help prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, frail bones and several types of cancer. Yet these days it's not always easy to find fresh vegetables, especially in food deserts -- urban neighborhoods and rural towns that lack access to affordable healthy foods.

That's why Interact for Health recently joined Our Harvest Cooperative's Harvest Box program. Each week, Our Harvest, a worker-owned local farm and food hub, delivers fresh vegetables grown at its College Hill and Morrow farms to our Norwood offices. The boxes range from four to 12 items and their contents change with the seasons. Some of the vegetables available in October include potatoes, kale, carrots and winter squash. Participants can add to their order other items produced right here in Greater Cincinnati, including grass-fed beef, cheese, eggs and bread.

"We wanted to serve as a convenient location so our employees and the community can easily access affordable local produce," said Jaime Love, Interact's Program Officer for Healthy Eating and Active Living. Our Harvest offers a range of pricing and accepts SNAP/EBT benefits.

For more information about the Weekly Harvest Box program, click here. To sign up to get your own fresh vegetables delivered to Interact for Health, click here. Choose the "Rookwood (Interact for Health)" entry from the list. Delivery occurs each Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m.