The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and Crooked Row Farm have announced a new partnership, reports The Morning Call. The arrangement is intended to encourage healthy eating as part of the center’s diabetes prevention program.
Diabetes prevention was specified by the 2015 Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Health Needs Assessment to be a critical local LGBT health need. According to the assessment, 80% of the Lehigh Valley LGBT community does not meet CDC-recommended exercise guidelines of 150 hours per week, and 65.4% does not consume the recommended 2.5 servings of vegetable per day.
In optimistic news for this newfound partnership, 63.7% say they are interested in healthy eating strategies.
Crooked Row Farm, which describes itself as ‘lady owned and earth friendly’, is located in Lehigh County and grows more than 40 different vegetables.
A half share costs $325 and a full share costs $500 for the 22-week farm season. Additionally, Crooked Row Farm will include healthy eating workshops hosted at the Bradbury-Sullivan center as part of the partnership.
Community members who want to sign up may visit http://www.farmerliz.com/2017-csa-agreement and select Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown as their pickup location.
Read the full story about the new partnership at The Morning Call.