Healthy Harvest 2018 Provides Fresh Produce Throughout Hancock County

Ever find yourself wishing you could eat healthier, but not sure where to start? One great path to healthier eating is to start with fresh and healthy ingredients. In Hancock County, our new Healthy Harvest program—a partnership of Hancock Health, Healthy365, and Brandywine Creek Farms—is helping to bring fresh local vegetables, fruits, and other produce to residents throughout the summer and fall.

Each “stop” on the Healthy Harvest schedule lasts four hours. Fresh, low-cost produce can be purchased. Healthy recipes that use the provided ingredients are available. And those who face financial barriers to healthy eating can receive a voucher*—good for one large bag per week of fresh produce, at just $1 for the bag.

*You can get a voucher from your Hancock physician, or other social agencies, such as WIC. 

The prepacked $1 bags may include a variety of the following:

  • Fresh corn
  • Green beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • Indiana melons
  • And more, depending on the week’s harvest

Cashiers accept cash only.

2018 Healthy Harvest Schedule

The 2018 Healthy Harvest schedule is as follows:

MONDAYS

Greenfield

8 a.m.–noon

Hancock Regional Hospital

801 N State St, Greenfield, IN

Cumberland

8 a.m.–noon

Cumberland Town Hall

11501 E Washington St, Cumberland, IN

McCordsville

1–5 p.m.

Hancock Wellness Center

8505 N Clearview Dr, McCordsville, IN

Fortville

1–5 p.m.

Gateway Community Church

115 N Main St, Fortville, IN

WEDNESDAYS

New Palestine

8 a.m.–noon

New Palestine Town Hall

42 E Main St, New Palestine, IN

Morristown

8 a.m.–noon

Hancock Health Center

219 E Main St, Morristown, IN

Greenfield

1–5 p.m.

St. Michael Catholic Church

519 Jefferson Blvd, Greenfield, IN

Knightstown

1–5 p.m.

Knightstown Health Care Center

224 W Main St, Knightstown, IN

FRIDAYS

Greenfield

8 a.m.–noon

The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

1107 N State St, Greenfield, IN

Shirley

8 a.m.–noon

Shirley Post Office

330 Main St, Shirley, IN

Healthy Harvest Voucher Guidelines

You may not request substitutions to the bag upon pickup. However, you may choose to donate any unwanted items. Additional voucher guidelines include the following:

  • One voucher* may be used per family, per week.
  • You must present the paper voucher at your initial visit to Healthy Harvest. Patient demographic information will then be entered into the database, and the individual will receive a Healthy Harvest scan card to be used for the remainder of the Healthy Harvest season.
  • Only one card will be issued per household.
  • For lost/stolen cards, one replacement will be issued at no charge. Any subsequent replacement cards will incur a cost to the user. The old account will be deactivated.
  • Additional items may be purchased on site at the affordable market rate.
  • Voucher bags are “first come, first serve” for the first 400 individuals per week.

*You can get a voucher from your Hancock physician, or other social agencies, such as WIC. 

Get More Information on Healthy Harvest

To get more information about the program, or for any questions, contact Amanda Everidge, Healthy Community Manager, at aeveridge@hancockregional.org.

One Comment

I’m trying to get a hold of the lady that was out on July 25th so back to school fundraiser founded the 4-H fairgrounds in Hancock County. I forgot her name. She gave me her cell phone number but I cannot locate it in my phone. Would you please have her call me. 321-368-0847
Thank you,
Jenni

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