The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is teaming up with MSU Extension this summer to offer special classes that will help participants learn how to buy, clean, store and cook with fresh produce.
Project FRESH is a program that makes fresh produce available to low income, nutritionally-at-risk women and children who participate in the Women, Infants and Children program.
WIC program recipients who participate in a short class will receive food coupons redeemable at local participating farmers markets to purchase fresh, locally grown produce.
The coupons come 15 in a book and are in increments of $2 each for a total of $30.
Locally, classes will be offered on the hour, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday beginning next week at the Three Rivers office, 1110 Hill Street.
Classes will continue to be offered through the summer until all the coupons have been
The Three Rivers office may be reached at 273-2961, ext. 205.
The first of nine weekends for motorcycle-safety training takes place Friday at Sturgis High School.
Offered through Glen Oaks Community College and overseen by state-certified trainer Robin Bordner, the program is partially funded by the Michigan Department of State.
Cost per participant is $25 and classes are limited to 12 students per session. Though the program is offered nine different weekends, only one, three-day weekend of training is required to secure the certification.
Bordner said classroom work takes place Fridays, with driving and testing on Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition, three one-day, returning-rider classes are offered June 2, 30 and July 7.
More information is available at 506-5111.