Nancy Heinrich, the Healthy Diabetes Coach at Fellsmere Farmers Market and Mercado

The Fellsmere Farmers Market and Mercado, Orange Street, Fellsmere, FL is the ideal  place to purchase handmade items, gifts, jewelry and homemade foods. Along with locally grown fresh vegetables and farm animals, the market’s vendors feature an abundance of homemade jams, jellies, breads, cakes, pies and handcrafted pasta.

Nancy at Fellsmere 3Nancy Heinrich, the Healthy Diabetes Coach and founder of the non-profit Growing Healthy Kids conducted her second live cooking demonstration at The Fellsmere Farmer’s Market and Mercado on February 22, 2014.

Responding to the kind invitation of Sara Savage, organizer of The Fellsmere Farmers Market and Mercado, artist Ella Chabot was on the scene January 25, 2014 for the market’s first hands on, fun and tasty, cooking demonstration by Heinrich.

Prior to the cooking demonstration, from a booth located next to Florida Veggies & More of Vero Beach, FL, Heinrich and Chabot checked in with Angelo and Brenda Live on WAXE 1370 AM and WAXE 107.9 FM (previously heard throughout the US on I-Heart Radio). Heinrich invited listeners to join her for an afternoon of healthy cooking.

Nancy at Fellsmere 2Utilizing the freshest of vegetables, grown and recently picked locally in Fellsmere and nearby Vero Beach, FL, Heinrich captivated the market’s visitors with a live cooking demonstation that featured two delectable recipes. Healthy ingredients aimed at accommodating the dietary requirements of those with diabetes and pre-diabetes were featured in both dishes. Heinrich’s first dish was a fresh watercress and whole grain pasta, deliciously flavored with parsley and pesto sauce. This was followed by her preparation of a red Quinoa salad mixed with just picked Kohlrabi and watercress.

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Participants were treated to a flavorful sampling of the food prepared after the demonstration. The delicious fare prompted numerous requests from attendees for the recipes. Lively conversations about food ingredients and healthy eating choices ensued.  All those who submitted e-mails on a cooking demonstration registry received recipes.

Heinrich is the author of Healthy Living with Diabetes: One Small Step at a Time and Nourish and Flourish: Kid-Tested and Approved Tips and Recipes to Prevent Diabetes . She is also the visionary creator of an 8-week diabetes education program (

Discover more about Heinrich  in her weekly column, WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS at .

For additional information on the Fellsmere Farmer’s Market and Mercado, visit or .

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