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12B Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reportel Karen Kusener and her son Leo man tables laden with flowers and produce as part of High Altitude Harvest's efforts to provide healthy food to people of all income levels. ill agrtcu High Altitude Harvest offers subsidized produce shares to families who participate in the WIC and CalFresh programs. Photos submitted In an effort to help make fresh, healthy food available to people of all income levels, High Altitude Harvest is once again offering subsidized produce shares to families who participate in the WIC and CalFresh (aka food stamp) programs. Three to four subsidized shares will be available this year, providing families with a discount of $150 off regular produce share pricing.’ High Altitude Harvest is a multi-farm community supported agriculture program. Members sign up to receive a weekly share of locally grown produce, which they pick up every Wednesday afternoon in Quincy,: Portola, Westwood or Blairsden/Graeagle. Members can also choose to sign up for optional shares of grass-fed beef, fresh bread, handspun yarn, flower bouquets, local honey and garlic braids. High Altitude Harvest works with Plumas County farmers over the winter to plan crops, and starting in June the organization packs and distributes produce to members along with a weekly newsletter. HAH's multi-farm model is unique because of its focus on cooperation over competition in the local farming community. This year the program is sourcing products from 12 local growers. In an age when diet related health issues are so common, local farmers feel that it's important to get fresh food into the hands and bellies of local folks, though it isn't simple to bridge the gap between the limited budgets of low-income community members and the need for farmers to charge a fair price for their products. HAH subsidized shares are made possible by donations from regular members, which HAH matches. "We've had really generous donors this year, which is why we're able to offer more subsidized shares than last year," said HAH coordinator Elizabeth Powell. The program is also able to accept CalFresh benefits as payment for shares. More information about both regular and subsidized shares can be found at HighAltitudeH or by calling 616-8882. The Plumas Rural :' :: Services WIC office can provide information on subsidized shares, and can be reached at 283-4093. Peninsula FIRE SIRENS Thrift Store i :ib Oreat se'ection o gent y usea item / fl Furniture • Clothing • Household Wednesday & Saturday • 10am-2pm PUBLIC WELCOME One day pass available at Clifford Gate 801 Golf Club Drive, Lake Almanor ;ET AND • Second-hand Clothing Collectibles, New ,9 Used, and much more • Donations Welcome Mon-Fri., 10am - 5pm; Sat., 10am-3pm 530-832-5600 • 181 Nevada St., Portola EPHC Auxiliary ty 116 Commercial St. • "Old Town Portola" 832-5967 Open for donations and great values. Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-3pm CLOTHING BOOKS CO1Tle HOUSEWARES and JEWELRY see the & MORE menagerie/ 230 Main Street, Quincy • 283-1762 Relocating to 515 W. Main on June 27th (formerly Ayoobs) Find good prices & good values at these area stores. { I~I~W. N u 2,0uP0rf0lQ Ca..Ill,Sp0f|0lQ. CA 96,,, W0$, ,ief,ll ,|felt, _: ~ ~ '~" ~E }0-, '~ ~3,|1 ~32 Nefu~ltur g ts~0u:2~?i199 & dec°r ! ~ ' New and Used Furniture, Clothing, Gifts and Vintage Items 1 irch St., Westw od, CA 96137 Another Man's Antiques • Vintage Collectibles • Household Items And Lots More! Donations accepted Local Pick-up Available 680 Main St., Chester • (530) 258-2212 ] a )) a Conn]te ss ]P ]lace S e(c(0)nd Harold T]reassu]ress • Antiques • Collectibles • Used Furniture • Books • Household Items • • Jewelry Open 7 Days a Week 10am-4pm 72850 Hwy. 70 • 3 Miles West of Portola • 530-249-1745 Gregg Scott Staff Writer This year Camp Big Hug, sponsored by Sierra Hospice, takes place June 10 at the private retreat Lassen Meadow Ranch, just north of Chester. This daylong event-- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. --is designed for adults ages 18 years and older who have been impacted by the death of a loved one or have had multiple losses. Brought to you by: Dr. Gregory Sawyer, DDS THE TOOTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH The Truth about Toothpaste I recently had a patient ask me about a brand of toothpaste I had never heard of. She pulled the empty tube out of her purse and showed me. It had a fancy looking label and once contained only 4 ounces of product. It claimed to be antibacterial and works five times better. She paid $20 - for one tube! That's a whopping $5/ounce of toothpaste! I knew that was a scam, but I had to do more research. A quick internet search revealed Colgate and Crest toothpastes ranged from $.38/oz. up to $1.1 l/oz. (travel size) with the average being about $.50/oz. So she paid about TEN times more for a product that claimed to work only FIVE times better! And .... I doubt that it even worked any better at all. The truth is that oral care products are classified as cosmetics and NOT regulated by the FDA. Unbelievably, even Kid's Crest (Bubblegum flavor) has the following warning:"If accidently swallowed, get medical help or call poison control immediately"So apparently toothpastes are not meant to be swallowed, but we are using them daily in our mouths! Next week: The dangerous ingredients of toothpaste. Family Dentistry and Orthodontics 2034 E. Main St., Quincy, Ca 95971 (530) 283-2811 The venue offers a setting for adults to share their stories of loss and learn effective tools for grieving to help promote healing. The serenity of the Sierra can help provide a beautiful, healthy environment where people can relax and reflect. Since grief is such a complicated emotion and knowing that the grieving process is ongoing, there is no required time frame for when the loss or losses have occurred to attend Camp Big Hug. The event is free of charge to both participants and volunteer staff. Lunch and beverages are provided. Sierra Hospice has been sponsoring Camp Big Hug for more than a decade as an adult equivalent to the youth oriented Camp Hug. Since 1981, Sierra Hospice has been a volunteer, community-based intensive program dedicated to providing end-of-life aid and support to patients and their families. The trained volunteers are an integral part of all Sierra Hospice programs. Their sensitive and empathetic support makes it possible for the dignity and control of care to be returned to the family during life's final journey. Hospice services are free of charge. Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process whether or not it results from disease. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Sierra Hospice follows the guiding principles: "What is it that I can do for you? What is it that you need to share? How can we be of help to each other." If you or someone you know could benefit from this event, download an application from the website at sierrahospice.c om or call the office at 258-3412. Applications need to be submitted by June 2.