Hudson Valley Hospital Center Farmers’ Market Opens for Season


Cortlandt Manor, NY - (May 13, 2014) - Hudson Valley Hospital Center opened its Farmer’s Market today for the season with a variety of vendors offering fresh produce and other specialty items.

The markets will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Farmers’ Market, featuring organic produce, fruits, baked goods and gourmet food items, is held outside the Hospital’s main lobby at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Farmer’s Market Days: May 13 and 27; June 10 and 24; July 8 and 22; August 12 and 26; September 9 and 23; October 7 and 21; November 10 and 24.

“We are now entering our third season and the Farmers’ Markets have been a tremendous success,’’ said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center. “We hope to encourage everyone to buy local, fresh produce and educate the community on how to maintain a nutritious, healthy diet.’’

The farmer’s market series is part of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Seeds for Health and Harvest for Health programs aimed at using healthful eating as a way to prevent disease and positively influence a patient’s recovery. Seeds for Health launched in April 2012 with the opening of the Organic Garden for Healing, serving as the classroom for the program which stresses the importance of nutrition in healing. HVHC’s Organic Garden for Healing is maintained by patients, employees, and members of the community. This fall the Hospital opened the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen which is now offering a variety of healthful cooking classes to the community.

The farmers’ market features produce grown by local farms as well as baked goods, meats, cheeses and gourmet food items. Staff from HVHC’s Nutrition and Education departments will be on-hand with information to help integrate healthy eating practices into everyday life.

For more information, call 914-734-3780 or visit us on the web at www.hvhc.org under Harvest for Health.

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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. For physician directory assistance please call 800-482-HVHC or visit www.hvhc.org.