Cortlandt Manor, NY - (November 14, 2012) – Supporting sustainable foods is not the only way friends of the environment can “Go Green” at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, November 20.
The zero emissions Nissan “Leaf” electric car will be on display at the Farmer’s Market and people can even test drive the vehicle that day courtesy of Curry Nissan in Cortlandt Manor. The newly released, fully electric vehicle can go more 100 miles between charges and costs about $600 a year to operate.
The final Farmer’s Market of the year Hudson Valley Hospital Center will also feature its usual compliment of local farms offering produce, baked goods, gourmet items and more for your Thanksgiving shopping. Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer gardening questions and staff from HVHC’s Nutrition and Education departments will offer food samples, recipes and information to help integrate healthy eating practices into everyday life.
Hudson Valley Hospital Center, continuing its healthy eating initiative, began hosting the monthly Farmer’s Markets in June this year. The markets were held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11 AM to 4 PM. All the markets are held in the parking lot fronting on Crompond Road/Route 202, near the Main Entrance to the hospital. Free parking is available.
The farmer’s market series is an expansion of Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s Seeds for Health, an educational and therapeutic program for cancer patients and their families. Seeds for Health launched in April 2012 with the opening of the Organic Garden for Healing, serving as the classroom for the program which stresses the importance of nutrition in healing and the therapeutic value of gardening in managing stress and reducing anxiety. HVHC’s Organic Garden for Healing is maintained by patients, employees, and members of the community.
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Hudson Valley Hospital Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. For physician directory assistance please call 800-482-HVHC or visit www.hvhc.org.