Live a More Colorful Life! is an initiative by Tarrant County Public Health to educate consumers about the benefits of incorporating a wide and colorful array of fruits and vegetables into their daily diets. This initiative is designed to help reduce the obesity rates in Tarrant County.
On this page you'll find easy-to-access information, including tips for selecting fresh fruits and vegetables, easy recipes from nutritionists and ongoing features highlighting specific produce that is in-season locally.
Want more recipes? Enter the name of your favorite produce in the search box, located at the top of this page, to get more information and recipes.
Grocery budget tight? Get fruits and vegetables with Gardens On The Go
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Find fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables twice a month at Gardens on the Go.
A typical bag might include four apples, a pound of bananas, two grapefruit, four oranges, a pound of potatoes, a pound of tomatoes but the selection will be seasonal. Pick up a large bag of seasonal fresh produce for just $5 a bag!
Cash and Farmacy vouchers accepted.
Find Gardens On The Go at these locations on select Saturdays:
2513 S. Edgewood Terrace
Fort Worth, TX 76105
2nd and 4th Saturday, 9 - 11 a.m.
910 S. Collins
Arlington, TX 76010
10 a.m. - Noon, every Saturday
Healthy Food Options among "food deserts"
Because there are food deserts located throughout Tarrant County, Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration has identified these grocery stores that offer healthy food options in east and southeast Fort Worth:
- Carniceria La Altena- 3316 East Lancaster
- El Rio Grande - 3037 South Freeway
- Everman Supermarket - 1829 Everman Parkway
- Foodland Markets - 1212 South Ayers Avenue
- Foodland Markets - 3320 Mansfield Highway
- Mi Tierra Taqueria Carniceria - 5317 East Lancaster
- Ramey Market - 5428 Ramey Avenue
- Save-A-Lot - 3101 East Seminary Drive
- Save-A-Lot - 4621 East Lancaster
- Zeze's Mart - 5500 Brentwood Stair, #100
To keep eating healthy, make it a point to look for fresh fruits, vegetables and healthier options when at your local grocery store.
Find your Superpowers!
Did you know that certain fruits and vegetables have SUPERPOWERS?
They come in many colors and can help you maintain a healthier weight, boost your energy and add vitamins and minerals to your diet. Some may also help lower your risk of cancer, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases. These posters tell you all about these superpowers. Print one for yourself so you'll know how to add a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables to your life and discover your own superpowers!