Emory Helps You Eat Fresh and Local
One of the best ways to eat healthy is to eat local, and Emory offers many opportunities to help you do just that.
Why eat local? Eating local foods benefits our Georgia farmers. , And, the freshness of the products is unmatched! Often, products are harvested the very morning they are sold. In contrast, non-local produce is shipped cross-country or from other parts of the world, withering in the back of a truck or harvested before it ripens.. Supporting local farmers and their businesses helps our own local economy and gives us a chance to have a say in the WAY we want our produce grown.
Here are some of Emory’s resources to help you eat fresh and local:
- The Emory Farmers Market, located at the Cox Hall Bridge on Tuesdays, features fresh, seasonal local produce, providing a diverse range of healthy eating options.
- Eat Right Atlanta brings fresh produce straight from the State Farmers Market at these locations:
- Emory University Hospital Midtown: Alternating Mondays from noon – 7 p.m.
- Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital: Alternating Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Emory Johns Creek Hospital hosts an annual farmers market each March in the Creekside Café, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. during National Nutrition Month.
- The Carter Center Market offers fresh produce year round on Saturdays.
- January – February: 9 a.m. – noon
- March – December: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Other county-specific farmers market information can be found HERE.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA):
When you purchase a membership to Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA), you receive a box of produce on a regular schedule (usually once per week). Some CSA boxes are delivered directly to your home, whereas others must be picked up from a designated location during a set timeframe. Most CSAs only offer produce (fruits and vegetables), but depending on the farm, you may also have the option of purchasing eggs, meat, dairy and/or baked goods.
There are many CSAs in the Atlanta area that help supply the community with fresh and local produce, but the two with an Emory connection are:
For more information, you can also check out Georgia Organics Guide to CSAs around Georgia.