Guided Grocery Store Tour Offered

March 26, 2018

Farmington, Maine-


Healthy Community Coalition is offering a free “Cooking Matters at the Store” shopping tour event at the Farmington Hannaford on Friday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. Educators will coordinate four information stations with samples, recipes, and activities throughout the store. This event is free and open to the public.


Tour participants will gain a variety of practical skills including buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices to find bargains, reading and comparing food labels, identifying whole grains, and sticking to a budget. Most people who participate complete all stations within 30 minutes.


“Cooking Matters at the Store” shopping tours offer new tips and tools to purchase healthy foods on a budget,” stated Laura Quynn, nutrition educator at Healthy Community Coalition. “The tours are lots of fun and very hands on!”


At the end of the tour participants will receive a free $10 Hannaford gift card (must be at least 18 years of age) to purchase a healthy meal on a budget. They will also receive a reusable grocery bag and recipe booklet with simple tips on buying healthy, low cost foods.


For more information, please contact Laura Quynn at 779-2928 or


Healthy Community Coalition Nutrition Education classes are made possible through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is a USDA funded grant, administered by Maine DHHS, implemented statewide by University of New England through contracts with the Healthy Maine Partnership.


“Cooking Matters at the Store” is a curriculum of Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength and the Good Shepherd Food Bank in partnership with Healthy Community Coalition. Cooking Matters is sponsored locally by Hannaford.