Healthy Alamance partners to incubate projects which support solutions for emerging issues – driven by data to focus on communities where we can make the greatest impact. We promote the creation of grassroots community spaces as neighborhood education centers to educate residents about health and empower leaders at the neighborhood level to take ownership of these spaces.
North Park Farmers’ Market
Healthy Alamance has been awarded funds to build the first permanent farmer’s market structure in Alamance County. Healthy Alamance and the North Park Steering Committee in conjunction with the City of Burlington will build a permanent structure for the weekly Farmer’s Market at North Park. This structure will house the market year round and serve as a model in Alamance County for a full capacity farmer’s market. Partnerships will be explored to offer education and collaborations will be made to build the resources of the community.
Farmer’s Markets often serve as community centers where residents learn about cooking, nutrition, and farming while interacting with other members of the community. Building off of previous initiatives, the Collaborative sees this joint planning/public health project as an opportunity to utilize the design of the permanent structure to support health behavior changes and the economic viability of Alamance County farmers, in an integral way that contributes to the long-term health of the neighborhood. This project provides the opportunity to demonstrate a transition from reactive to proactive planning – a key component to moving a community transformation forward.