SALINAS, CA – May 18th, 2010 — Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center, announced today that Natividad Medical Center will offer a Certified Farmers' Market, run by nonprofit organization Everyone’s Harvest, beginning Wednesday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Farmers Market will be located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services, and be open to the public every Wednesday, from June 2nd to October 27th. The Certified Farmers Market is part of Natividad Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to promote wellness and healthy eating among Natividad Medical Center’s staff, patients and their families.
At Natividad Medical Center’s Certified Farmers Market, run by Everyone’s Harvest, shoppers will find fresh quality fruits and vegetables (many certified organic), beautiful flowers, organic eggs, and unique gifts from small-scale family farmers and local independent businesses. By shopping at Natividad Medical Center’s California Certified Farmers Market you are supporting local California growers.
- Avalos Organic Farm, Efron Avalos
- J.C.G. Farm, Jose and Bernice Garcia
- Rogriquez Ranch, Roberto and Malania
- Universal Organics, Jose Nunez
- Santa Rosa Flowers, Jose and Lourdes
- Stack House, Rodney or Armondo
Grand opening festivities will be held Wednesday, June 2nd begin at 11:45 a.m. and include:
- A welcome dance from Ke Akua Kiakahi Hula Ohana . Ke Akua Kiakahi Hula Ohana will be sharing their Aloha at the Launch of Natividad Medical Center’s Farmers Market. They perform locally at community events, family celebrations, and retirement homes, social and church functions.
- Dancing Veggies
- Fun activities from Network for a Healthy CA
For more information on Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer’s Market contact Everyone’s Harvest at (831) 384-6961. For information on Natividad Medical Center or the grand opening festivities, please contact Natividad Medical Center press contact Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455.
About Natividad Medical Center
Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care medical center owned and operated by Monterey County, and has been providing healthcare for more than 120 years. A public community hospital, Natividad Medical Center emphasizes the care of women, children and families and offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and specialty care. Natividad is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast, through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 235 physicians, Natividad’s mission is to continually improve the health status of the people of Monterey County through access to affordable, high-quality healthcare services. Natividad is based in Salinas, California. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit www.natividad.com.
About Everyone’s Harvest:
Everyone's Harvest is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit (organization. We run three Certified Farmers’ Markets in Marina, Pacific Grove, and Greenfield. Established in November of 2002, Everyone's Harvest in accordance with state, county, and local laws, for the benefit of farmers and consumers alike. Our mission is to create vibrant, healthy communities and equitable food webs. www.everyonesharvest.org.