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Mindful Market

Building a space to explore and cultivate mindful practices.

 

 

The Challenge:

76105 has some of the lowest mortality rates in Texas. Many of the neighborhoods within these zip codes lie within an identified USDA food desert or are considered low-access areas. Nearly all of the restaurants are fast food, making southeast Fort Worth a “food swamp” as well, which is defined as an area with a high number of high-energy, low nutrient foods.  In this 34.8 square mile area, there are just two (2) grocery stores, and more than 100 convenience stores selling mostly unhealthy snacks, tobacco, and alcohol. High poverty and lack of economic opportunity contribute to food access and basic needs insecurity issues. 

Access to healthy food is limited and traveling to local markets can be difficult for residents limited to public transit options. The journey to a healthy lifestyle can be a difficult start and finding activities that fit the unique and individual lifestyles of community members are not always represented. The social atmospheres available do not always prioritize wellness, making the healthy choice often the difficult choice. Social practices that prioritize and celebrate health are difficult to find and are not always representative of the unique cultures present in Fort Worth.   


Our Response:

In partnership with Texas Wesleyan University, CoAct created The Funkytown Mindful Market, a farmers and artisan market aimed at exploring and cultivating mindful practices for the diverse communities that represent Southeast Fort Worth. The market is a space to introduce and celebrate culturally diverse local vendors that prioritize mindfulness and longevity. The market aims to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for the residents calling Southeast Fort Worth home.

 

Long term, our goal is to stimulate a local economy focused on wellness and develop resources to empower others with the capacity to build community centered markets to improve longevity.  

 

Project Objectives

1) Create a space that is responsive to community needs. 

2) Introduce mindful practices that are responsive to diverse cultures of Fort Worth. 

3) Stimulate local economies centered on community wellness.   

4) Stimulate the development of future farmers markets 


Join us at our next market date!

CoAct is excited to host The Funkytown Mindful Market at Texas Wesleyan University. Join CoAct again as a volunteer, vendor, or supporter and aid us in hosting an eventful market to support residents improve our longevity.

 

Next Market Date: December 10th, 2022 | Holiday Market

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Address: 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76105

Future Events: all markets be 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

January 21st, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

February 25th, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

March 25th, 2023 - Spring Market

April 22nd, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

May 27th, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

June 24th, 2023 - Summer Market

July 22nd, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

August 26th, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

September 23rd, 2023 - Fall Market

October 28th, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

November 18th, 2023 - Farmers & Artisanal Market

Learn more about becoming a volunteer, vendor, or sponsor below. 

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Our Partners

This project would not have been possible without support from the following partners and funders. 

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