CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- The Farmers' Market at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is open for the season.
The market offers a variety of vendors offering fresh produce and other specialty items from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor. The Farmers’ Market, featuring organic produce, fruits, baked goods and gourmet food items and is held outside the Hospital’s main lobby at 1980 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor.
“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," according to a press release.
Seeds for Health launched in April 2012 with the opening of the Organic Garden for Healing, serving as the classroom for the program. HVHC’s Organic Garden for Healing is maintained by patients, employees, and members of 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, according to the release.