Cooking Matters at the Store tours scheduled for August

FARMINGTON — Healthy Community Coalition is offering free pop-up virtual Cooking Matters at the Store shopping tours throughout Franklin County during the month of August.
In an outside atmosphere, HCC educators will coordinate information with a fresh produce table, recipes, and activities that take participants through a virtual trip at the store. The event is free and open to the public.
Cooking Matters at the Store shopping tours offer new tips and tools to buy healthy foods on a budget. Participants will gain a variety of key food skills including reading food labels, comparing unit prices to find bargains, identifying whole grain foods, and identifying three ways to fruits and vegetables on a budget and sticking to a budget.
At the end of the tour, participants will get a $10 Hannaford gift card to buy a healthy meal on the budget, fresh produce, a reusable grocery bag and recipe booklet with simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods.
Tours are at 1 and 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Dates are:
Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Walmart in Farmington;
Wednesday, Aug. 12, at IGA in Rangeley;
Thursday, Aug. 13, at Bass Park in Wilton;
Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Edmunds Market in Phillips;
Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Eustis Town Office in Eustis;
Thursday, Aug. 20, at Walmart in Farmington;
Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Walmart in Farmington;
Wednesday, Aug. 26, noon-1:30 p.m. Hope Harvest Garden, next to Stanley Health Center on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus;
Thursday, Aug. 27, at Dollar General in Livermore Falls. T
Space is limited. To reserve a spot or for more information contact Janis Walker at 207-779-2750 or