The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market Visits Clifton Every Tuesday

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Were you aware that there’s a new place in Clifton to buy produce, and at discounted prices? That’s right! TriHealth and the Freestore Foodbank worked together to create the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market, a truck of fruits and vegetables are located at Good Samaritan Hospital (near the Dixmyth entrance) from 11AM to 4PM every Tuesday. They sell fruit and vegetables at discounted prices. The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market accepts food stamps, snap, produce perks, FMNP, cash, and credit cards. Anyone using food stamps to pay for the produce will qualify for five free dollars in food at their next purchase. Note, though, that ANYONE can buy produce there.

To clarify exactly where the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market is located, I snapped a couple photos. If you’re standing at the corner of Clifton and Dixmyth, you can see the stand from there, and if you’re driving, it’s the first parking lot on the left. For many of the people reading this, the produce stand is within walking distance, so it’s cheap AND convenient. If you’re wondering what produce is available, the list has included cabbage, kale, chard, chives, cilantro, romaine lettuce, spinach, turnips, apples, grapes, bananas, asparagus, potatoes, and blueberries.

When I visited last week, Nick Reynolds, a mobile market coordinator for the Freestore Foodbank, was working there. He’s very happy with the response he has received thus far, and he encourages everyone to come pay him a visit. This win-win is fabulous news, and we welcome Healthy Harvest Mobile Market to Clifton. Healthy food, a convenient location, good prices—a few more reasons Clifton is a great neighborhood!

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Gaslight Property Wins Uptown Business Award

Uptown Consortium Award photoThe last two weeks have been great ones for Gaslight Property. Last week marked the 25th Anniversary of the company, and this week, at Cincinnati Uptown Consortium’s Fifth Annual Business Awards, Gaslight Property won the Award of Excellence for Large Business. In the photo on the left, that’s Dave Taylor, CEO of Gaslight Property, flanked by University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono, Ph.D. and Beth Robinson, CEO and president of Uptown Consortium. You don’t win an award like that just for being a business; you win it for making a commitment to the community and making positive changes. Gaslight Property is a family-owned business with deep roots in the Clifton community, and they have a brick-and-mortar office in the heart of the Gaslight District, at 311 Howell Avenue. Also, Gaslight Property helped facilitate the Clifton Natural Foods move to Ludlow Avenue and the opening of Petey’s Pet Stop, Gaslight Gourmet Cookies, and others. And best of all, Gaslight Property has brought new construction to the Gaslight District, with The Whitfield, which offers “modern, luxury apartment living.” Apartments have already rented, but there are still some units available. To find out more about these or any other Gaslight Property apartments, call 513.861.6000.

Ricky Skaggs Performing at Ludlow Garage This Saturday

Ricky SkaggsRicky Skaggs has headlined music festivals and sold millions of records. This Saturday, May 14, the country and bluegrass musician will be performing to about 160 people at the Ludlow Garage. The person who Chet Atkins credited with single-handedly saving country music and who, after he returned to his bluegrass roots, helped spark a revival that is still flowering today, seldom plays such small venues. Musicians enjoy these small shows as much as the audience does, as it’s a rare opportunity to get up close and personal. There are two shows on Saturday—one at 7:15, the other at 10:15—for Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder with special guests Hoot & Holler. If you haven’t been to Live at the Ludlow Garage yet, this would be a great excuse to check it out, and if you have been to the Garage, you know that you can count on good sound, an intimate concert experience, and food and drinks before or after the show. Throw some smoking bluegrass into the mix and you have what should be a great evening! Here’s Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder performing “Get Up John”: