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Hudson Valley Hospital Center Launches Farmer's Market Series

Cortlandt Manor, NY - (July 18, 2012) – Hudson Valley Hospital Center is continuing its healthy eating initiative by hosting a monthly series of farmer’s markets on the hospital campus through November.

The first market will be held on July 31st from 11 AM to 4 PM.  The HVHC Farmer’s Market will be held once a month on Tuesdays, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/20 from 11 AM – 4 PM in the parking lot fronting on Crompond Road/Route 202, near the Main Entrance to the hospital.  Free parking is available.

The farmer’s market series is an expansion of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Seeds for Health, an educational and therapeutic program for cancer patients and their families.  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 and the therapeutic value of gardening in managing stress and reducing anxiety. HVHC’s Organic Garden for Healing is maintained by patients, employees, and members of the community.

The farmer’s market will feature produce grown by local farms, including Bracco Farms, W. Rogowski Farm, Continental Organics, Glynwood Farm, Hemlock Hill Farm, and farm-raised meats from Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center, and other gourmet items.  Staff from HVHC’s Nutrition and Education departments will be on-hand with information to help integrate healthy eating practices into everyday life.  Master gardeners from Cornell University Cooperative Extension Westchester County will be available to answer questions about gardening issues.

“By offering this monthly series of farmer’s markets at our hospital we hope to encourage everyone to buy local, fresh produce and educate the community on how to maintain a nutritious, healthy diet” said John C. Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center.  

Seeds for Health was inspired by “Think Pink, Live Green,” the brain child of Dr. Marisa Weiss, President and Founder of Breastcancer.org.  Think Pink, Live Green stresses the importance of lifestyle changes, including healthier eating, as a way to help prevent breast cancer and improve the health of those already diagnosed with the disease.

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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.