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Attend Last SVMHS Farmers’ Market of the Season
SALINAS, CA, October 18, 2017 – After another successful season, the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System (SVMHS) Certified Farmers’ Market is ending on Friday. The
Farmers’ Market runs from May until the middle of October and offers
fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and other items- many of them organically
grown by small-scale family farmers.
“The Certified Farmers’ Market continues to be a tremendous
success,” says Pete Delgado, President/CEO of Salinas Valley Memorial
Healthcare System. “Every time our staff, visitors and neighbors
come to the Farmers’ Market, we are actively encouraging them to
eat healthy and cook with farm fresh ingredients grown in the salad bowl
of the world.”
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.
On Friday, those shopping at the SVMHS Farmers’ Market will have
the opportunity to enjoy chair massages from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
The massages are given by certified massage therapists and the cost is
one dollar per minute. This program was recently included in to the SVMHS
Farmers’ Market and has become so popular it will be brought back
The last Farmers’ Market of the season at SVMHS will take place
on Friday October 20th from 1:30 pm -5:30 pm in the MRI parking lot of
the hospital at the corner of East Romie Lane and Wilgart Way. Free valet
parking is available in the parking garage on Wilgart Way. The Farmers
Market will return May 19, 2018.