Celebrate food & car independence

Excellent news for folks who live or work in Hillsboro and appreciate natural, organic, food and earth-friendly products: Resources for Health is starting an Azure Standard drop point THIS WEEK through the Wheel Solutions pilot program.

As a drop point, Resources for Health receives delivery of individually placed $50 minimum orders along the main Azure truck route and distributes them to purchasers in Hillsboro using active transportation – cycles, trailers, and feet, oh my!

Wheel Solutions is envisioned as a delivery cyclists’ cooperative that pedals the way for local food system infrastructure while enhancing community well-being.  Summer solstice marked the launch of the pilot program, cycle delivery of CSA shares in partnership with two local farms to subscribers’ home or office.  Seasonal share subscriptions are still available from Artisan Organics and honey, eggs and more from Dairy Creek Farm, too.  Check out photos of the historic first deliveries here.

Resources for Health is (and always has been) about on-the-ground solutions NOW, so Wheel Solutions is currently operating on a free/volunteer/donation basis while seeking capacity building funding.  The grassroots nonprofit’s health promotion mission dates back to its founding in 1996 at Yale University by “suburban bike ninjas” Moses and Annee von Borg, MSW, MPH of Hillsboro’s Cycling Seven.

So if you live or work in Hillsboro, please peruse Azure’s 9,000 or so earth-friendly items to fuel your ride, save money, and feel good about supporting pioneers of organic farming in Oregon.  Follow the links from the Azure Standard ordering page and read more about Wheel Solutions too.

Major employers in delivery range of the Resources for Health office include Kaiser Permanente (194th & Evergreen), Intel and surrounding Silicon Forest employers.  The next cutoff for orders is 4pm this Friday for delivery Wednesday, July 11.  Please email or call 503.690.8348 with questions or to chat.  Celebrate food independence with local healthy choices and car independence with a Wheel Solutions delivery!

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