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.