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    Live a more colorful life

    Live a More Colorful Life! is an initiative by Tarrant County Public Health to educate consumers about the benefits of incorporating a wide and colorful array of fruits and vegetables into their daily diets.  This initiative is designed to help reduce the obesity rates in Tarrant County.
    On this web page you'll find easy-to-access information, including tips for selecting fresh fruits and vegetables, easy recipes from nutritionists, as well as ongoing features highlighting specific produce that is in-season locally.

    Neighborhood Farmers Markets Schedule

    Garden on the Go

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    Y en Espanol:

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    Find fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables twice a month at “Gardens on the Go.” Pick up a large bag of seasonal fresh produce for just $5 a bag on select Saturdays of the month at these locations:

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    Higher Praise Family Church

    Health Options & Alternatives

    2909 Horton Road

    Fort Worth, TX 76119

    8 – 10 a.m., 1st & 3rd Saturdays


    Greater Mt. Tabor Christian Center

    2513 S. Edgewood Terrace

    Fort Worth, TX 76105

    2nd and 4th Saturday, 9 - 11 a.m.

    Harvesting Hope/First Christian Church

    910 S. Collins

    Arlington, TX 76010

    10 a.m. - Noon, every Saturday


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    A typical bag might include four apples, a pound of bananas, two grapefruit, four oranges, a pound of potatoes, a pound of tomatoes but the selection will be seasonal.


    Cash and Farmacy Vouchers Accepted.

    Healthy Food Options

    Because there are food deserts located throughout Tarrant County,  Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration has identified the following grocery stores as having healthy food options in those food deserts in east and southeast Fort Worth:  

    1.   Carniceria La Altena- 3316 East Lancaster
    2.   El Rio Grande - 3037 South Freeway
    3.   Everman Supermarket - 1829 Everman Parkway
    4.   Foodland - 1212 South Ayers Avenue
    5.   Foodland - 3320 Mansfield Highway
    6.   Mi Tierra Carniceria - 5317 East Lancaster
    7.   Ramey Market - 5428 Ramey Avenue
    8.   Save-A-Lot - 3101 East Seminary Drive
    9.   Save-A-Lot - 4621 East Lancaster
    10.   Zeze's Mart - 5500 Brentwood Stair, #100

    Make it a point to look for fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthier options when at your local grocery store.

    We hope you enjoy this resource and come back often to learn new ways to Live A More Colorful Life! 

    "Find Your Superpowers!" posters

    Did you know that certain fruits and vegetables have SUPERPOWERS?

    They come in many colors and can help you maintain a healthier weight, boost your energy and add vitamins and minerals to your diet. Some may also help lower your risk of cancer, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. These posters tell you all about these superpowers. Print one for yourself so you'll know how to add a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables to your life and discover your own superpowers!

    View poster in English

    View poster in Spanish


    Want more recipes?  Enter the name of your favorite produce in the search box, located at the top of this page, to get more information and recipes.

    Helpful Links

    This page was last modified on December 01, 2022


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