Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:33

10-18-17 PCC Austin Farm Season Wrapping Up

Chicago, IL – There is still time to shop for local produce at the PCC Austin Farm Stand. The PCC Austin Farm will continue to offer fresh vegetables, harvested locally until Tuesday, October 31. Visitors can choose among a variety of seasonal items, including spinach, cabbage, sweet potatoes, kale, mustard, and collard greens.

The farm stand will be open Tuesday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 31 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., as well as this Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 330 N. Lotus Avenue in Chicago, the stand accepts various payment methods, including cash, credit/debit, LINK, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) farmers’ market coupons. Double value incentives are available for LINK and WIC purchases.

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PCC Austin Farm was PCC's first urban farm, creating during a time where health centers were beginning to look at access to healthy foods in a new way. Our farm is part of a movement in Chicago. Read more here...

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Chicago, IL – For the seventh year, the PCC Austin Farm Stand will sell low-priced, organically grown produce in the Austin community. These fresh vegetables are harvested locally, from the PCC Austin Farm. Beginning June 6, visitors can choose among a variety of seasonal items, including lettuce, scallions, garlic, kale, and mustard and collard greens.

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Chicago, IL – The PCC Austin farm will be hosting Women and Herbs, a free community workshop on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to plant their own seedlings, learn about how to use herbs for health and wellness, and tour the farm.

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Chicago, IL – June 13, 2016 – The PCC Austin Farm Stand is back for another season of fresh, affordable produce in the Austin community. During this season’s kickoff on June 7, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) unveiled its new farm logo, designed by William Barker from Austin Multiplex High School. As the first place winner of PCC’s art contest, Barker was awarded a $700 scholarship. Two other students from the same school, Ebony White and Jacquan Johnson, second and third place winners respectively, were presented with $350 scholarships.

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Chicago, IL –The PCC Austin Farm is preparing to launch its farm stand’s sixth season on June 7. In addition to counseling patients about the benefits of healthy eating, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) is also providing easy access to produce within the Austin community. Produce grown on the farm will be harvested and sold at the PCC Austin Farm Stand. First harvest picks include mustard and collard greens, kale, lettuce, scallions, and garlic.

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Chicago, IL – PCC Community Wellness Center’s (PCC) community farm, the PCC Austin Farm invites 14 to 18 year-old students who attend high school or live in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to participate in a contest to redesign the farm’s reusable tote bag. The student with the winning design will receive a $700 scholarship. Students with second and third place entries will each receive a $350 scholarship.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 02:58

07/30/11 A Saturday trip for turnips

Chicago, IL - The PCC Austin Produce Market is open for only one more week, bringing fresh and delicious produce into West Side Chicago for even tastier prices. PCC Community Wellness Center’s AmeriCorps Healthy Lifestyle Team will host the market on Saturday, July 30th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This is located in the parking lot of the PCC Austin Family Health Center, 5425 West Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois 60644.

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Chicago, IL - Yesterday PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its latest project to improve health outcomes—the PCC Austin Community Farm. Located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood in an 8,000-square-foot lot across the street from PCC Austin Family Health Center, the farm was made possible by a $350,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. PCC is partnering with the Chicago Botanic Garden, which will provide participants from its urban agricultural program, Windy City Harvest, to install and maintain the farm.

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