Smart Growth: Practice What You Preach

Feb 4, 2012, 12:41 AM, Posted by NewPublicHealth


For lunch today, the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference set up a mini-farmers' market to give attendees access to healthy, sustainable, local and affordable food options. Among the most popular: fish tacos, hummus and curry and fresh fruits and vegetables from a local farm.

In the past year, 1,000 new farmers' markets opened in the United States.

California boasts the most farmers' markets in the U.S., with over 700, so it may be easier to create a "pop-up" market here at the Smart Growth Conference in San Diego.

Even if you can't share in the healthy, sustainable food here at the conference, follow our Smart Growth coverage to learn more about how new growth can support better health in your community.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF New Public Health blog.