Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • April 28, 2016

 Grand Opening Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Join us for our grand opening on Wednesday, May 18th for a nutritious celebration in honor of National Salad Month! Enter our Reusable Bag drawing to win a bag full of farmers’ market fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Fun activities for children at our Kids Booth!

SALINAS, CA (April 28, 2016)–Natividad Medical Center offers a Certified Farmers’ Market every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Market is located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services and 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, live plants, 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.

Join us for our grand opening on Wednesday, May 18th for a nutritious celebration! Enter our Reusable Bag drawing to win a bag full of farmers’ market fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Fun activities for children at our Kids Booth! Come by the Information Booth for healthy recipes featuring farmers’ market produce, community information, garden advice, and much more!

Join us for a live cooking demo at 12:00 p.m. All participants will receive $10 in produce vouchers! In addition, attendees can enjoy a sample of the featured recipe and a take home recipe card. Cooking demo will be by Chef Kari Bernardi, the Super Natural Chef, will be preparing ‘vegan sushi’, with seasonal produce! For recipes and more information, visit

Seasonal Vegan Sushi
Serves 6
Chef Kari Bernardi- Super Natural Chef

For the Sushi Rolls:
· 6 Nori Seasweed Sheets

· 6 Cups of Sprouts or Micro-Greens

· 1 bunch of swiss chard, sliced thinly cut into ribbons

· 2 Avocados, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced lengthwise

· 1 Red bell pepper, seeded and julienned

· 1/2 cucumber, seeded and julienned

· 1 Carrot, peeled into ribbons/curls


For the dipping sauce, to be combined:
· 6 tablespoons tamari

· 2 tablespoons wasabi powder, mixed with water

· enough water to mix with wasabi powder (just enough to form a thick paste)


To assemble:
Lay one sheet of Nori seaweed on a bamboo sushi mat with the Nori sheet’s shiny side down. At the end of the Nori sheet closest to you, layer some sprouts or micro-greens, chard, avocado, bell pepper, cucumber and carrot. Begin rolling Sushi by gripping the edge of the Nori sheet and the sushi mat with your thumb and forefingers, and pressing the filling back with your other fingers. Using the sushi mat to help you, roll the front end of the Nori sheet over the filling. Gently squeeze together with your sushi mat, then lift the forward edge of the mat and continue rolling. Seal the end of the Nori roll with water, slice the roll into 6-8 pieces using a sharp knife. Repeat the steps with the rest of the ingredients and arrange rolls on personal plates.


Chef Bio:
Kari Bernardi, aka Super Natural Chef, is a certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Instructor. Kari is the owner and executive chef of a raw vegan gluten free product line called Super Natural Foods Company in Carmel California. She is the founding Director of Monterey County’s Farm to School Partnership Program and a former faculty member at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Kari continues to be instrumental in supporting policies promoting healthy school food, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables into schools and teaching farm fresh nutrition education to students around the world. For over 20 years Kari has shared her teaching expertise to help people thrive on a plant-based diet and has taught students from 3 years old to 95 years young.

For more information on Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer’s’ Market contact :
Everyone’s Harvest
Contact: Reid Norris, Executive Director
Tel: (831) 384-6961
Fax: (831) 582-9546
For information on Natividad Medical Center contact Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455.

Background on Natividad Medical Center (NMC)
Owned and operated by Monterey County, NMC is a 172-bed, acute-care hospital providing health care services to county residents for more than 129 years. Based in Salinas, California, NMC offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 34,000 patient days of care each year and has more than 52,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is a Level II Trauma Center providing the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries. NMC’s Trauma Center is a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center. NMC is ranked No. 1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County and 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 300 physicians, NMC’s mission is to continually monitor and improve the health of the people, including the vulnerable, in Monterey County through coordinated, affordable high-quality health care. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit