Pottstown, PA: Organic food truck provides area seniors with fresh produce

By Mission Healthy Living  |  Mission Healthy Living


On Wednesday, April 15, the Borough of Pottstown got a special treat with a visit from the Farm Explorer— an organic food truck, delivering fresh produce from Collegeville’s Longview Farm.

The truck was possible through a partnership with Greener Partners, a nonprofit organization.  The Montgomery County Health Department is teaming up with the organization to make more organic produce available to area seniors, according to an April 15 Fit for Life article.

Greener Partners seeks to make local food accessible by offering multiple ways of experiencing, fresh local food in the communities throughout the Philadelphia region, according to greenerpartners.org.

The Farm Explorer truck provided residents with a free cooking demonstration, teaching them how to make a mixed greens dish with apples in addition to how to make their own healthy, balsamic dressing in the comfort of their own homes. The truck, which also featured fresh, spring vegetables, was made possible by a grant provided by the state health department, according to Fit for Life.

Approximately 28 residents from Robert P. Smith Towers and Sidney Pollock House were invited to visit the truck to help them learn more about cooking healthy as well as to provide them access to locally grown produce, according to Fit for Life.

Besides the Farm Explorer, another great local opportunity to help seniors maintain a healthy lifestyle is the Wellness Council of Boyertown’s monthly senior walking bingo. Mark your calendars — the next walking bingo is Thursday, May 14 at the Boyertown Senior High School track.

Healthy living has no age limit!