I had the privilege to meet with physicians and health plan leaders in the Washington D.C. area to explore the possibility of creating 2 Kaiser Permanente farmers' markets there.
The actual model of the markets may be different than some of our markets in California and elsewhere. There is a very strong commitment to make their markets a focal point for change in the health of the surrounding communities as well as serving as a resource for staff and members.
Preliminary results from our first Kaiser Permanente farmer's market survey are in. Eleven hundred shoppers from 12 markets in 3 states were polled. About 60% of shoppers said they were eating more fruits and vegetables and more different kinds of fruits and vegetables specifically because of the Kaiser Permanente markets. The other 40% are already eating a lot or they really don't like fruits and veggies.
I had some extra jalapeños leftover and found this terrific recipe for stuffed poblano chilis. Two ounces of cheese divided between 4 to 5 chilis keeps the saturated fat to a minimum.
This is a flavorful side dish.