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Fresh Produce Helps Young People Aging Out of Foster Care


Everyone buys produce, right? Did you know you can help young people aging out of foster care by getting produce at the Cool Spring Farmers' market each Thursday?

Bright Spot Ventures  was created by West End Neighborhood House to give Delaware's former foster care youth real-world, paid employment experience (for many their first) in a contextual learning environment. The program accomplishes this by creating businesses that train and employ foster care youth. One BSV initiative is an Urban Agricultural Initiative (Bright Spot Farms and Mobile Market, the Cool Spring Farmers' Market).

ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) co-chair Lois Morris visited the market last Thursday and reported, “Not only did I get some great produce, but I had a wonderful conversation with Natasha who was so enthusiastic about agriculture, knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely be back each week.”

Come on First UU… Let's help make this a successful venture for these young people. In addition to produce, you can also get breads, honey, jams, flowers and other goodies. Prepared foods and live music are also served up. Parking is easy and it's only minutes away at 10th and Jackson Streets. Let's help them have a successful summer.