Community Events

 

Community Events from the Chamber of Commerce

The Graham County Chamber of Commerce is sharing their calendar with us.  Take a look!

Events

Graham County P.O.W.W.O.W. Farmer's Market

60 lbs. of produce for $10!!  Read on for full info…

Check out the photos below of the produce we distributed on February 22nd!  Beautiful!  Our volunteers help us sort through every single box of produce so that you are able to take home the best of what is available.  Come to the March P.O.W.W.O.W!

We seriously welcome any volunteers!!  With enough help, each event can run very smoothly and it can be a lot of fun working with your family and friends.  Please consider helping us out at our next P.O.W.W.O.W.

 February 22nd POWWOW Flyer

We recommend you bring your own laundry baskets, toy wagons, plastic grocery bags, boxes, etc. for your produce.  We don’t always have enough bags or boxes for everyone.  Thank you!

Please do NOT use the Home Depot shopping carts to gather produce. Thank you!!

THIS IS WHAT WAS AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY:  We will post the March produce the day before the P.O.W.W.O.W.  

  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • 2 Butternut Squash
  • 25 Round Tomatoes
  • 17 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Mini Peppers
  • 13 Yellow Squash
  • 8 Ears of Corn
  • 3 lbs. Chile Pasilla
  • 3 lbs. Chile Jalapeño
  • 1 lb. Banana Peppers
  • 1 Bag of Salad

Our first Produce On Wheels With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) took place on November 30th, 2016 and was a huge success!  The produce arrived early in the morning and our volunteers began setting up soon after. 

Our second event took place on a rainy December 21, 2016.  We had a good turnout but, not as big as the first one.  The flow of people was steady throughout the event so, no one had to wait in line for a long period of time. 

Every event will offer different produce.  We will post a current list of produce on the day of each P.O.W.W.O.W.

We need volunteers.  Please contact 928-792-5368.  Bring your friends and family to help out, it can be a fun experience!

A P.O.W.W.O.W. will take place once a month from November 2016 till May 2017.  Here is a schedule of dates and time.

  • January 25, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • February 22, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • March 22, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • April 19, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • May 24, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Produce on Wheels With Out Waste is a program of Borderlands Food Bank a Division of Diabetes Prevention and Aid Fund.  For more information on the program contact their Hotline: 1-800-551-6764, go to www.borderlandsfoodbank.org or http://facebook.borderlandsfoodbank.org.

A $10 (cash only) contribution to shop for 60 lbs. of fresh, nutritious produce.  There are no income qualifications but you are required to register.  You will be able to register for an ID card at the distribution site.  The events will take place at the Home Depot parking lot.  Participants are not required to accept all produce but cannot substitute one variety for another.  Boxes are available to shop for your produce but you are more than welcome to bring your own boxes, bags, toy wagons, or carts.

At our first event we had enough volunteers to assist participants carry watermelon and entire boxes of produce to their vehicles.  Our volunteers were able to assist elderly and disabled participants collect their produce also.  We hope to continue with this type of assistance.  If anyone is interested in volunteering at any of our future events please contact our Graham County Health Department-HAPI Program at 928-792-5368.