Culpeper County-based online grocer The Fresh Harvest and Powell Wellness Center have partnered to provide area residents with easy access to locally grown food. The Culpeper community can now order from the virtual farmer’s market and pick up orders at Powell Wellness Center, located at 1005 Golf Drive in Culpeper. Fresh Harvest orders can be picked up at Powell every Friday from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Powell director Eric Good observes that the partnership makes perfect sense. “Supporting The Fresh Harvest’s mission of making local fresh food available in the community complements our role as a medical wellness center. We prioritize prevention, health risk reduction and therapeutic programs for better health. Partnering with The Fresh Harvest is a valued addition to our community health outreach, such as our monthly Health Matters on topics of current interest that is free and open to the public.”
“We are excited to partner with Powell Wellness Center to support its mission to foster health and wellness in the community,” said Fresh Harvest co-founder Matt Coyle. “Powell is an ideal partner because they represent everything that we stand for: family, wellness, and community. The Fresh Harvest’s mission to bring nutritious local food to the community naturally fits with the PWC’s dedication to community health through recreation and fitness. Our goal is that Culpeper residents will use the Fresh Harvest to find healthy foods they love while supporting local businesses. In addition to the weekly pick-ups, we’re also planning community events that highlight healthy eating and local farming. Ideas include planting a garden at Powell with a local community group and also hosting educational events featuring local farmers.”
Powell Wellness Center is one of only three Medical Fitness Association certified facilities in Virginia and was recognized nationally as the top certified medical fitness center of the year in 2018. A volunteer Medical Advisory Committee guides staff in the development and delivery of medically-integrated fitness programs that help children and adults improve their physical and emotional well-being through health education, regular exercise and increased physical activity. For more information, visit https://powellwellnesscenter.org/
Formed in 2017, the Fresh Harvest serves as a virtual farmers’ market to connect small local producers and consumers. The Fresh Harvest currently serves Culpeper, Warrenton, Charlottesville, and Loudoun County. Visit www.thefreshharvest.com to browse locally-grown foods online, place an order with one click, and select a convenient pick-up or delivery option.