September 2015


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Farm Day Fun
Fall in Waltham means fall festivals and one of our favorites is Waltham Farm Day at the Waltham Fields Community Farm! This year Healthy Waltham did an arts and crafts project making prints with fruits and vegetables, assisted by two high school students. Thanks to all who came out for this annual celebration of local farming here in Waltham. For more photos from the day, please click here.
Fun at Farm Day 2015, doing an art project with kids using veggies!

Waltham Day on the Common
Another favorite fall event is Waltham Day on the Common. We were pleased to partner this year with the Waltham Healthy Aging Project. We handed out apples provided by Hannaford Supermarket and got to talk to lots of folks about our healthy food access survey and the healthy aging study. We look forward to sharing the results with the community. If you have not filled out the healthy food access survey, you can find it on our website here

Outreach Market Cooking Demo      
What to do with all those greens? We have some suggestions. Earlier this month, we were at the Waltham Fields Outreach Market doing a delicious slaw featuring collards and cabbage ( click for recipe). The Outreach Market is still going on for a few more weeks. It  is held on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:30pm at the corner of Cherry and Crescent Streets. Low income residents can purchase fresh local produce from the Waltham Fields Farm at a reduced cost. Learn more about this program here

Let's Eat Right and Keep Fit for Seniors
Join Healthy Waltham for a walking tour of the beautiful Waltham Fields Community Farm and then enjoy a healthy snack preparation using local produce led by our Chef Reva! 

DATE: October 21
TIME: 1-2:30 pm
PLACE: 240 Beaver St.

This program is open to seniors 60+ and space will be limited, so sign up at the Council on Aging, 781-899-7228. Meet at the Farm at 240 Beaver Street. This program will take place outdoors so dress appropriately for the weather (hat, jacket, etc) and wear sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle.

GWArc Cooking Workshop
We are pleased to partner with the Greater Waltham Arc (GWArc) on healthy cooking workshops for their clients! We had a great time making a healthy early fall meal of turkey chili, zucchini and corn muffins, and apple crisp. Check out the recipes on our website here.

Watertown Savings Bank Customer Choice Awards
Vote for Healthy Waltham in the Watertown Savings Bank Customer Choice program between now and December 31. You must be a Watertown Savings Bank customer to participate. Simply follow the link to cast your vote. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile - an Easy Way to Give
Did you know that Healthy Waltham participates in Amazon Smile? When you make a purchase,  Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase amount to Healthy Waltham. Just  log in through  Amazon Smile . You shop the same way as on the "regular" Amazon website and it doesn't cost anything extra, so it's a really easy way to give. Just be sure to log in through the  Healthy Waltham Amazon Smile page  so we get credit for your purchase. Thank you!

Mark Your Calendar for More Upcoming Events

Are GMOs Safe? - October 2, 7pm
Discussion by Steven Druker, Attorney, and Dr. Belinda Martineau, Molecular geneticist, on Genetically Modified Foods. Sponsored by the Waltham First Parish Social Action Committee and Carlisle FRS Environmental Action Committee. 50 Church St., Waltham, 7pm.

Candidates Forum - October 8, 7-8pm
How are we responding to the needs of Waltham's most vulnerable residents? What can we do better? Join us for a forum to discuss these issues with Waltham public officials in this election year. This forum will be held in the Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall. Please download and share the flyer for this program! The PDF is here:  Candidate Forum Flyer

Food Day - October 24
Food Day is a national celebration of healthy foods. Check out the website  www.foodday.org  to learn more and get involved.
The Waltham Fields Youth Crew Members helped out at several of our programs this year. Thank you!

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