Call it a grand re-opening! For two North End grocers, that’s exactly what this year’s Selkirk Street Festival was. Partners in Food Matters Manitoba’s North End Healthy Eating (NEHE) program for the past two years, both grocers were excited to share their selection of healthy fare with locals after a long summer plagued by construction on Selkirk Avenue.
This premiere event, between Salter and McGregor, is hosted by the North End Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and featured a variety of activities put on by local businesses and organizations. Avenue Meats and Discount Everything hosted in-store taste tests of their healthy foods, and shared healthy recipes and resources with the public.
The North End Healthy Eating Program aims to make healthy food more accessible and good food choices easier by highlighting healthy options that are right at your corner store with helpful tips and suggestions, monthly featured items, and free recipe cards to boost creativity in the kitchen.
With perseverance and a continued partnership with Food Matters Manitoba, Avenue Meats and Discount Everything are looking forward to a new start this fall, promoting good food choices in the North End. Come and check out the North End Healthy Eating program at Avenue Meats at 595 Selkirk Avenue and Discount Everything at 553 Selkirk Avenue and find that good food is just around the corner!