African American Women’s Health Legacy Program Hosts Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour & Picnic

farmersSACRAMENTO – A local organization is inviting members of the public to get on the bus–the destination, healthier living.

The African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program hosts its Annual R. Kelley Farm Tour and Picnic on Saturday, August 2 and is now taking signups for those who want to participate.

Join AAWHL from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for an educational and tasty visit to agriculture advocate Ron Kelley’s U-pick farm off Freeport Boulevard in South Sacramento. AAWHL makes this annual visit to hear important nutritional messages that help reverse the effects of Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and obesity in the African American community.

Kelley, the farm’s owner, will update participants on food legislation and the positive effects of healthy nutrition. The visit also includes a farm tour where members of the group will ride in the flat-bed truck to learn where and how our food is produced; U-Pick harvesting of fresh vegetables – pick and purchase; chance to shop at on-site farmer’s market; a potluck picnic; and a tasting of an array of fresh fruits and vegetables provided by the farm.

Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch or food to share during the “family style” picnic. It is also suggested that participants bring a sun hat and water bottle and wear loose fitting clothing.

AAWHL, a program of Yes2Kollege Education Resources, Inc., will provide a bus for transportation to the farm. Cost is $10 person. All ages welcome. To reserve a seat, call Sharon Chandler at (916) 230-1631 or Toni Colley-Perry at (916) 519-9189 by July 28.

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