Dine at Lox Farms to raise funds for Fresh Rx and experience the pleasure of eating locally, with foods prepared by renowned Palm Beach County chefs. Each dinner will feature a tour of Lox Farms, followed by a delicious plant-based meal featuring produce grown on this Loxahatchee farm.
All profits from the dinners will be donated to the Fresh Rx Fund, which is administered through a partnership with the nonprofit Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
Fresh Rx provides a prescription for fresh produce
The Fresh Rx Fund is a partnership between Lox Farms and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It was created so that doctors can write prescriptions for fresh produce for patients who have been advised to change their diets as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Fresh Rx will be free of charge, supporting patients who want to shift toward a healthful plant-based diet, while eliminating the financial pressure of making this change. The ability to experience the effects of fresh local produce will help patients to develop the connection between food and health.
Currently, the Fresh Rx program will be available to all patients at Jupiter Medical Center.
Patients who have been given a Fresh Rx prescription will receive a weekly bag of produce that contains a salad mix, a microgreen and a variety of vegetables from Lox Farms, which is less than 20 miles from Jupiter Medical Center.
Lox Farms is a “certified naturally grown farm”; the food is grown without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. All produce is grown in soil amended with compost and other “certified organic” amendments so that the produce is nutritionally dense.
Although the majority of the food for these shares will be grown at Lox Farms, a vegetable-based garden will also be built on the Jupiter Medical Center campus. This hospital vegetable garden will have 21 raised beds, six of which will be wheelchair-accessible.
A pavilion that overlooks the garden will provide seating and shade. Here, classes on organic gardening, nutrition and food preparation will be offered. The garden and pavilion will be open for patients, caretakers and staff to use throughout the day.
Schedule for Fresh RX Dinners
For more information on Lox Farms, or to make a donation to the Fresh Rx Fund, visit www.loxfarms.com. For information on the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.