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Hudson Valley Hospital Center Expands Farmer's Market Series

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Cortlandt Manor, NY - (March 25, 2013)- As part of its commitment to healthy eating, Hudson Valley Hospital Center will continue its Farmer’s Market this spring with new extended days and hours. 

Markets will be expanded to twice a month this year and held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  Hours of operation were changed to accommodate community demand for after-work hours. The Farmer’s Market, featuring organic produce, fruits, baked goods and gourmet food items, is held in the hospital side parking lot at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Farmer’s Market Days: May 14 and 28; June 11 and 25; July 9 and 23; August 13 and 27; September 10 and 24; October 8 and 22; November 12 and 26.

“We are happy to be able to expand our days and hours this year to make it easier for members of the community to attend our farmer’s markets,’’ 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 theopening 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. Future plans include a demonstration kitchen, which will offer healthful cooking classes to the community.

The farmer’s market will feature 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.  Master gardeners from Cornell University Cooperative Extension Westchester County will be available to answer questions about gardening issues at selected markets.

For more information, call 914-734-3794 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.