Slow Food Columbus

Mayor Coleman’s State of the City Speech

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We were thrilled to hear the Mayor promote healthy eating and fresh produce in his State of the City speech:

You know, there are too many neighborhoods in Columbus today where the only healthy food you can buy is the lettuce and the pickle that comes on a fast food hamburger. Ketchup is Not a Vegetable! Poor eating habits endanger the health of our residents, so we’re going to bring Farmers’ Markets right into the neighborhoods of Columbus. At Farmers Markets, our residents can buy an ear of corn, a head of lettuce, a tomato or my favorite – collard greens, rather than 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. The Health Department tested a farmers’ market concept last summer and folks lined up down the block to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

We’re also bringing some healthier choices to the East Side, bringing something every neighborhood should have – fresh fruits and vegetables at their neighborhood grocery store.

We obviously couldn’t agree more!!



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