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Media Contact: Karina Rusk 831-759-1843
SVMHS Certified Farmers’ Market to Kick off Friday
SALINAS, CA, May 16, 2017
- Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System’s Farmers’ Market
kicks its 2017-2018 season on Friday, May 19th. The Certified Farmers’
Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and other items - many
of them organically grown by small-scale family farmers.
“We are proud to continue offering this Certified Farmers’
Market to the community,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas
Valley Memorial Healthcare System. “It’s a great way to encourage
and promote healthy eating by bringing these choices directly to our patients,
families, staff and neighbors.”
The Salinas Valley is known as the Salad Bowl of the World and unlike
other parts of the country, many locally grown and harvested edibles are
available year round. Eating and cooking fresh produce is part of a healthy
lifestyle, which can reduce the risk of illness and disease.
People who receive CalFresh benefits (food stamps) and who use their Electronic
Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards at the Farmers’ Market can receive
bonus money toward the purchase of fruits and vegetables. The Farmers’
Market is supported and funded by Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.
The SVMHS Farmers’ Market begins Friday, May 19th from 1:30pm-5:30
pm in the MRI parking lot of the hospital at the corner of Wilgart Way
and East Romie Lane. Free valet parking is available in the parking garage
on Wilgart Way. The Farmers Market will take place every Friday afternoon
until October 20th.
People participating in the Heart & Sole race can pick up their bibs
and race packages at the SVMHS Farmers’ Market on May 19th. Runners
and walkers can also register for the race at the Farmers’ Market.
For more information, call 831-759-1890 or visit