We are proud of coming in second – in the flavored water contest

 

It’s okay to come in second because we were beaten by one of our own vendors, Worth Our Weight.

A few weeks ago, several local agencies — Network for a Healthy California, California Health Collaborative, the Sonoma County Water Agency, Cal Fresh and the Santa Rosa City Take It From the Tap Program, among them — came together to present a “Rethink Your Drink” tasting at the Wednesday Night Market.

Grand Prize went to the Worth Our Weight apprentices, whose pineapple, orange, cilantro and rose-petal water garnered the most votes of the day.

Young people, like these apprentices, are among the groups targeted by the “Rethink Your Drink” campaign, as this population tends to drink a lot of sugary beverages and the goal of the campaign is to reduce reliance on them. Judging by the apprentices’ enthusiasm, reaching young people and convincing them that there are healthy, inexpensive and delicious alternatives may be easier than some officials have feared.  Worth Our Weight is a Saturday vendor and we are proud to be associated with them.

The sponsors of the event were kind enough to come to the market to present us with a certificate.

This is a link to  the recipes.     If you are looking for a great herbal blend, Offerings of the Land, Saturday market, has something lovely…no work on your part to figure it out.

Pictured here are Maja Woods of the Network for a Healthy California, event sponsor, MicheleAnna Jordan , The Press Democrat, who worked to publicize the event and accepting the certificate on behalf of the market, board members Elinor Burnside and Ann Lunde.

 Take Back the Tap at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market.  There is always water available at the information desk for free.