Produce to the People

Produce to the People delivers healthy food and wellness resources into local communities. We operate five weekly markets and each is accompanied by wellness and nutrition program components. Anyone and everyone who believes they would benefit from the healthy food and education resources is welcome to participate in our markets. There is no cost for the food or the other resources. Produce to the People markets are distributing 7,500 pounds of food and reaching nearly 700 individuals every week.

Market Schedule:

Blue Ridge Apartments Market
Mondays, 4:00 – 4:30
(open to residents)

St. James Market
St. James Episcopal Church
424 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC
Tuesdays,
10:30 – 11:15 Gentle Movement/Yoga
11:15 – 12:00 Health & Wellness Class
12:00 – 1:00 Healthy Food Distribution
6:30 – 7:30 Zumba Class

Children and Friends Market
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00
(open to daycare families)

Swannanoa Market
Charles D. Owen Middle School
730 Old US Hwy 70
Swannanoa, NC
Thursdays,
4:15 – 5:00 Health & Wellness Class in Spanish
5:00 – 6:00 Healthy Food Distribution
7:00 – 8:00 Zumba Class at Bounty & Soul office

Black Mountain Market
Black Mountain Elementary School
100 Flat Creek Road
Black Mountain, NC
Fridays,
4:00 – 4:45 Health & Wellness Class
5:00 – 6:00 Healthy Food Distribution

Rooted in Health

Bounty & Soul believes that education is the key to a healthy community. By using an education model, we can provide participants with the resources and knowledge they need to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Our Rooted in Health program includes health and wellness lessons, nutrition education, healthy cooking demonstrations, and a variety of resources such as recipes and handouts. Classes cover a variety of topics such as Diabetes Prevention and Mitigation, Goal Setting, Stress Management, and Why Cucumbers are Good For You! All resources are translated into Spanish and several of the classes are delivered in Spanish. Come to a market and engage in our classes. All classes and resources are provided at no cost to participants.

Fall 2017 – St. James

Fall 2017 – Black Mountain

Free Accessible Yoga Classes

UGrow

During our May 2017 Dig Day, participants planted over 650 plants in containers for the summer and fall growing season.  The impact of UGrow extends beyond growing ones own food.  Two testimonials from UGrow participants:

“Gardening has changed my life. I was chronically depressed and by nurturing my plants and watching them grow I became excited about life again.”  Lynn, 59, first time gardener.

“My two children have learned so much about where their food comes from and are excited about the veggies in the garden. We are eating better as a family and I can’t keep the girls out of the garden. They are my garden fairies” Whitney, mother of 2, raised bed gardener.