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FitMe Wellness partners with Hazzard Free Farm

May 16, 2012

Staff Report

FitMe Wellness has unveiled its latest program geared toward the improved health and wellness of the Rockford community. Starting May 1, FitMe members and non-members will be able to purchase a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share from Hazzard Free Farm and pick it up at FitMe Wellness on Thursdays from May 17 through Oct. 25.

We have members who are here day in and day out, burning calories and working hard at their own health and wellness,” said Greg Georgis, owner of FitMe Wellness. “It occurred to me that we could do more to bring in options for them to consume better calories.”

FitMe Wellness is at 2595 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, and can be reached at (815) 904-6000.

Georgis said the decision to expand the offering to non-members is part of his personal commitment to improving the health and wellness of the Rockford community.

We hope you stay here and exercise,” said Georgis, “but sometimes healthy eating is where people start, and if we can provide that doorway into a healthier lifestyle, than that is a step in the right direction.”

To complement the CSA offering from Hazzard Free Farm, FitMe is also offering classes with a certified nutritionist to support you in your health and wellness goals. The first seminar, free to the public, was May 1. Other classes are to follow, with at least one per month. These seminars are for members only, with memberships starting at $29.95 and no charge to join.

Hazzard Free Farm & CSA offers 14-week memberships for the Summer Session starting at $25 per week for the half-share box containing six to eight items per week. Big Box shares start at $35 and contain nine to 12 items per week. Boxes contain items such as locally-grown stone ground grain, honey, mushrooms, herbs, spinach, cucumbers, carrots and much more.

Hazzard Free Farm & CSA is a community farm growing grains, vegetables, herbs and more. Their Certified Naturally Grown produce is available through their CSA, farmstand and at many local organic grocers and restaurants. Its focus is on sustainability, quality, diversity and convenience.

We’re excited to partner with FitMe Wellness and bring our healthy, locally grown food to more of the Rockford community,” said Andrea Hazzard, owner of Hazzard Free Farm & CSA. “We share a goal of making a healthy lifestyle the norm for more Rockford residents, and we are excited about this opportunity.”

For more about FitMe Wellness and its unique health and wellness programs, visit www.fitmewellness.com or https://www.facebook.com/fitmewellness.

From the May 16-22, 2012, issue

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