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Fresh Rec Stop Makes Produce Accessible

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Fresh Rec Stop makes fresh produce easily accessible!

Did you know there are produce coolers at six St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department facilities where you can purchase healthy fruit and vegetables for as little as 50 cents? Starting this year, Healthy St. Pete will create meal prep kits that promote fresh ingredients as well as offer cooking demonstrations of healthy recipes.

Check out one of these Fresh Rec Stops locations near you!

Frank Pierce Recreation Center
2000 7th St. S., (727) 893-7731

Lake Vista Recreation Center
1401 62nd Ave. S., (727) 893-7744

Roberts Recreation Center
1246 50th Ave. N., (727) 893-7754

Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center
1000 28th St. S., (727) 893-7750

Willis S. Johns Recreation Center
6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N., (727) 893-7756

Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center at Boyd Hill
1101 Country Club Way. S., (727) 893-7124

In St. Petersburg, food equity is a priority. Access to fresh produce is particularly important in areas where affordable and nutritious food is limited, or what the U.S. Department of Agriculture would call a “food desert.” Through the Fresh Rec Stop program, Healthy St. Pete is working to bring healthier, easier options to all communities around our recreation centers.

By demonstrating simple, quick, and affordable recipes and making the freshest ingredients readily available on-site, Healthy St. Pete continues to make the healthy choice the easy choice by shining a light on health in St. Petersburg!