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Healthy Eating

Nutrition

 The Bethlehem Health Bureau provides individual and group counseling on weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol to City of Bethlehem residents. For more information regarding these programs or to schedule an appointment, please call our office: 610-865-7083.

Related Links

    •    Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics – Eatright.org
    •    My Plate – choosemyplate.gov
 


christmas city csa
What is a csa ?

A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is made up of two entities: the community and the farmer. The consumer purchases a "share" or a membership at the beginning of growing season. The share consists of a bag of fresh seasonal produce which is picked up each week at the farm stand. 

When?

Date: July 5, 2022 - October 25, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m every Tuesday for 17 weeks 

Where is the CSA located? 

The CSA will be held at the farm stand on Payrow Plaza at Bethlehem City Hall/Library
Address: 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 

who started the CSA? 

Bechdolt Orchard, with the help of the Bethlehem Health Bureau, started the CSA in 2016 to increase health and wellness in the community. The CSA was also started to make locally grown produce more accessible to the City of Bethlehem. 

CSA 2022 Information:

Whole Share: 8-9 different fruits and vegetables $30/week

Half Share: 5-6 different fruits and vegetables  $20/week 

 
Harvest Month Expected Crops
July- August
Zucchini, Beans, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Beets, Carrots, Onions, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Melons, Peppers, Eggplant, Peaches, Apples, Pears, Plums, Spinach, Peas, Cabbage, Radish, Broccoli, Turnips, Blueberries, Strawberries, Apricots, Cherries
 
September – October
Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Squash, Broccoli, Lettuce, Apples, Pears
 
*Add on Items
Fruit Butters, Syrup, Apple Cider
 


 
Purchase A CSA
 

 

veggie sales

The BASD Childcare Department, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Health Bureau and local farmers and growers, are proud and excited to bring to our community…VEGGIE SALES FUNDRAISER!! This program gives families the opportunity to have local, fresh produce right at their fingertips. From July through October, locally grown items from Bechdolt's Orchards (listed below – the items change each month based on what is in season!) are available through this awesome program. (See Purchase Options below). 

**please have all orders in Fridays before pick-up date**


Pick-up Dates 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Pick-up Locations 
BASD Ed Center 
Hanover Elementary (Childcare Entrance)
Marvine Elementary (Front Entrance)

Pick-up Time
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Monthly Bag Items
July - Green Beans, Cucumbers, Blueberries, Red Beets, Cabbage 

August - Peaches, Watermelon, Roma Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Apples

September - Corn on the Cob, Broccoli, Eggplant, Zucchini, Pears

October - Variety Apples, Onions, Butternut Squash, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Carrots 

November - mix & match salsa/hot sauce varieties from Easton Salsa Company (choose your flavors at pick-up) 


Farm Stand

Come stock up on local produce from Bechdolt Orchards at the Christmas City Farm Stand! 

When?
Date: July 5, 2022 - October 25, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m every Tuesday

Where?
Payrow Plaza at Bethlehem City Hall/Library
Address: 10 East Church Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 
 
recipes and food preservation 
Summer Meals Program 2021

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals for
children in Bethlehem ages 18 and under during the summer.

Free breakfast and lunch meals will be available for pick up Mondays
(meals for 3 days) and Thursdays (meals for 4 days) at the following
locations from June 21 to August 19, excluding July 5:


● Broughal: 114 W Morton Street: 10:00am-12:30pm
● Marvine: 1425 Livingston Street: 10:00am-1:00pm
● Lincoln: 1260 Gresham Street: 10:00am-11:30am
● Moravian Village: 561 East Market Street: 10:00am-11:30am
● Bethlehem Public Library (South Side): 400 West Webster Street: 10:00am-11:30am

Location and schedule updates will be posted online at
www.basdschools.org/dining

Attention Parents/Guardians:

Please bring children to pick up meals.
If child(ren) is not present, proof of child(ren) residing in Bethlehem
must be shown to receive meals. Examples: school ID, report card,
School Café printout/screen-shot/phone app, Parent Portal
printout/screen-shot, or other form of identification.

To locate additional sites near you:
Call: 1-866-348-6479
Visit: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Text: “Summer Meals” to 97779