Patrick Robinson
Mikel Davila presented a framed certificate and a kit of marketing tools to owner Vichet Khiev of the Phnom Khiev Market in White Center to thank them for their participation The Healthy Foods Here Program. At right is Sokha Danh of the WCCDA.

Gifts and certificates put a cap on Healthy Foods Here Program

The Healthy Foods Here Program in White Center sponsored by King County Public Health, the City of Seattle and funded by federal stimulus dollars was capped off this week with the award of framed certificates to local produce merchants by the White Center Community Development Association.

Mikel Davila, the new Neighborhood Revitalization Manager for the WCCDA and his associate Sokha Danh took the certificates and a special assembly of helpful items to each of the merchants to thank them for their participation in the program and to assist them in their own efforts.

In the kit were a cutting board, a sample platter (for veggies and fruits, a cleaning cloth, pre-printed pricing cards, a water bottle, toothpicks, a sharpie pen, T-Shirts and a highly durable produce marketing guide printed on a special stock that can actually be wiped off and cleaned. The guide is very visual with pictures indicating how to handle certain kinds of produce, how to display them for maximum appeal and how to improve the business in general.

44 kits were delivered to program participants across King County, 7 providers got kits in White Center.

The produce suppliers in White Center included:
Lee's Produce in the Delridge Triangle, Samway Market at 9815 15th s.w., Phnom Khiev Market at 9841 16th Ave s.w. West Seattle Halal 9405 16th Avenue s.w. , White Center Market at 1601 s.w. Roxbury St, White Center Mini-Market at 1521 s.w. 98th St. Suite # D and New Golden Village Market at 9810 14th Ave s.w.

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