Natividad Medical Center Certified Famers Market Announces a Featured Farmer Cooking Demonstration by Jcg Farms on Wednesday, June 23rd

  • June 4, 2010

SALINAS, CA – June 4th, 2010 — Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center, announced today that Natividad Medical Center’s Certified Farmers’ Market, run by nonprofit organization Everyone’s Harvest, will have a featured farmer cooking demonstration by JCG Farm owners, Jose and Bertenice Garcia. The cooking demo will be held Wednesday, June 23rd at 12:00 p.m. (The Farmers Market is from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

In honor of National Fruits and Vegetables month, the Garcia’s will be demonstrating how to make Nopales Con Carne.

Following is Bertenice’s famous recipe:

Nopales con Carne

  1. Cut pre-cleaned (no thorns) nopales in long strips
  2. Cut thin steak into strips
  3. Sauté nopales, onions, and steak together
  4. As desired add chile sauce and salt
  5. Cook on medium heat covered for 20 minutes
  6. Enjoy!!!

The Farmers Market is located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services, and is open to the public every Wednesday through 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, and organic eggs 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. There will be additional featured farmer cooking demos each month that take place during the Farmers Market at 12:00 p.m.

  • July 28th the featured cooking demonstration will promote National Salad Week.
  • August 4th the featured cooking demonstration will promote National Kids Day and kid friendly foods.
  • September 29th the featured cooking demonstration will promote Women’s Fitness Day and healthy eating.
  • October 13th the featured cooking demonstration will promote Cancer Awareness and foods that prevent cancer.

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

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.