Sign Up for City Fresh!
This summer, the Wellington Farmers’ Market will be on hiatus. Don’t fret, however, because City Fresh will be bringing you all the fresh produce you need!
City Fresh is based on “shares” of produce for one or two people (a “single share”) and a larger quantity of vegetables and fruit for up to five people (a “family share”). People can order shares week by week or for an entire season – from mid-June to late October. The program is completely flexible – there is no big upfront cost.
For more information and to sign up, please click here.
Water First for Thirst
Carol Burke introduced the “Water First for Thirst” campaign on behalf of THRIVE! at schools in Wellington. Her fruit-infused water has been a huge hit at events. As a result of Carol’s work, hydration stations, partially funded by THRIVE!, were installed in Westwood Elementary, McCormick Middle School and Wellington High School. The Water First for Thirst campaign was also conducted at LCCC-Wellington Center.
“Water should be the first choice of beverages for children and families. Adults who consume more than one or two sugary drinks a day increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25%,” says Carol. It is especially a healthy alternative to sweetened soft drinks for kids. Every serving of sugary drinks a child consumes increases his or her chances of becoming overweight or obese by about 60%.
News to come!
News to come!
Exciting Developments for McCormick Park
The Village of Wellington Planning Committee has made great progress in plans for the new park, formerly the site of the McCormick Middle School. Northeast Ohio native Eric Brubeck, landscape designer with Brubeck Design Studio, has created a beautiful architectural rendering of the park that includes: a grand entrance with a fountain; a handsome bandstand complete with bathrooms; a playground; and a walking path circling the entire park that is approximately one mile.
There are two important dates for you to log in your calendar:
May 14, the deadline for naming the new park. You can go to: https://www.facebook.com/Village-of-Wellington-Ohio-136834476378678/ to enter a name; and
June 9, Opening Day of the Park!
THRIVE! Southern Lorain County funded Brubeck Design Studio's design of the park.
“Healthy Menu Options” a Winner!
The “healthy menu options” campaign of Bread- N-Brew Restaurant and THRIVE! is an outstanding success.
THRIVE! Partner Libby Showalter, a registered dietitian, helped develop goals for Bread-N-Brew’s healthy options – reduced saturated fat intake, increased healthier fats, increased intake of fruits and vegetables, increased fiber and whole grains, reduced sodium intake and increased fresh foods.
Some of the mouth-watering options include: chicken panini and vegetarian sandwiches; Oriental Fruited salad; and veggie boxes and nut mixes.
According to Christine Buzaleski, owner of Bread-N-Brew, her customers love the healthy options on her menu. Look for a bright green apple next to the healthy menu choice.
Anyone who selects a healthy menu option on the menu will get a $1 discount on the tab. Lower prices, lower calories. Not bad!
Well-Help Food Pantry
For the 2017 Thanksgiving food distribution, THRIVE! provided a delicious “turkey soup kit” with herbs, dried vegetables and a recipe card to make a delicious soup from leftover turkey. Keeping it fresh, THRIVE! also purchased potatoes and sweet potatoes for Well-Help’s 2018 Easter Box distribution.