Sizzling pans and laughing children will fill the Troy Farmers Market on July 19. Tomato Day at the market will feature local tomato-recipe tastings. And Partners in Health and Wholeness will co-sponsor a free children’s Be A Star event where children can place stars on a Montgomery County map of places where healthy eating or physical activity is encouraged. It all takes place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the market’s 417 North Main St. location in downtown Troy.
Grown-ups will be rewarded, too, with free giveaways of 30 Farmers Market gift certificates worth $5 each to adults who pledge to be healthier. And Troy’s Covington Missionary Baptist Church is sending representatives to the Farmers Market to check it out as part of a special partnership to get churches and people of faith connected with local farmers in Montgomery County.
This event is sponsored by Bodies United for Christ, Montgomery County Farmer’s Market Association, and Partners in Health and Wholeness. Bodies United for Christ is aMontgomery County organization that strives to encourage health within the Body of Christ. For more information please contact Cindy Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Montgomery County Farmers Market Association started in 2011 and is the areas only growers-only farmers market. It strives to blend a fresh marketplace setting with a gathering spot for all members of the community. For more information please contact Sheila Menendez at 919-576-6011 or email@example.com.
Partners in Health and Wholeness is designed to bridge issues of faith and health together. For more information or to link a church with free health resources, please contact Joy Williams, PHW’s Regional Consultant at 919-357-8625 or Joy@ncchurches.org.
— Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the NC Council of Churches. Please visit our website to view more resources on health and faith.