San Juan Basin Farm Stands Draw Attention in the Local Media

By: Natalie Mulloy, Communications and Reporting Assistant, National WIC Association

The San Juan Basin Health Department (SJBHD), a local WIC agency involved in Cohort 2 of the CPHMC project, collaborated with other community organizations to implement farm stands offering free, local produce for the community, including WIC program recipients, at the Roberta Shirley Center, the only local Head Start Center that meets during the summer.  SJBHD accomplished this by collaborating with the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado and Manna Soup Kitchen to provide a sufficient amount of local produce at the monthly farm stand. 

So far, between June and October, they have hosted 11 weekly markets, served 500 people, and given away an estimated 3,000 pounds of local produce to those in need. The achievements of San Juan Basin Health Department and their farm stands have not gone unnoticed. They were recently featured in The Durango Herald, a local newspaper. Click here to read what they wrote.

Way to go San Juan Basin Health Department. Keep up the great work!