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The fountain of youth can be found at the market today

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The Glen Rock Farmers Market is tapping into the fountain of youth with inspiring seniors, farmers, and chefs this Sunday. On October 1st, these inspiring folks will be sharing their “ Secret Sauce Recipes” for a healthy, joyful, and long life.

Todays farmers market begins with pre-market yoga at 9am with Julie Finkel, and from 10am-2pm market visitors of all ages are invited to paint a canvas with the Glen Rock Environmental Commission’s Creative Team and Girl Scout Jill Wilson. Painting supplies will be provided by Glen Rock’s Painting with a Twist . Also beginning at 10:00 a.m, market visitors may participate in a 5 minute “Selfie Study.” The first 100-200 participants to offer feedback on selfie technology earn $20 vouchers to spend at the market.

This day was inspired by Alex Scheinfeld, a 92 year-old painter with Parkinson’s Disease who started painting in his eighties. Mr. Scheinfeld asked to bring his paintings to the farmers market to inspire seniors to find their joy regardless of the obstacles they may face. Scheinfeld’s daughters recreated his paintings into cards and will be distributing the cards to market visitors at no charge.

Dacha Fermented Veggies , Kimchi Culture , and Au Brothier ’s Bone Broth look forward to explaining how their products support health and longevity. Farmers such as Jeff Wallace of Growing Dirt sell pasture raised eggs and meat. Be sure to ask Wallace why grass fed and pasture raised eggs h ave a better ratio of omega 3 and 6 than non-pasture raised eggs. Most people aren’t aware that how food is prepared and grown impacts the nutritional value.

Research shows that healthy food choices, exercise, and meditative activities such as yoga and painting are important “secret sauce” ingredients to creating healthful aging and easing the symptoms of diseases like Parkinson’s Disease.

Girl Scout Jill Wilson will also be at the market with her grandfather Phil Grabow by her side. Ms. Wilson will be sharing healthy aging resources and activities. Mr. Grabow is 77 years-old and is living a full and physically active life with Parkinson’s Disease. Although he’s stopped doing handstands at parties, he still enjoys tennis, boxing, basketball occasionally, and challenging himself by participating in events like mud runs. (Phil Grabow’s inspiring pictures can be seen here.

 

 

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