Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition and the Farmer’s Market Team Up

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Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition and the Farmer’s Market Team Up

NACOGDOCHES- The City of Nacogdoches Main Street Program and the Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition are excited to announce their plans to host a special edition of the Nacogdoches Farmer’s Market next week. The market will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from noon to 3 p.m., at Blount Park, located on the grounds of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital at 1200 N. Mound Street.

Kinnie Douglas Program Coordinator, for Community Health at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital recently approached city staff and the Farmer’s Market advisory board to see the feasibility of hosting a special market on the grounds of Memorial Hospital.  The Farmer’s Market advisory board and its vendors jumped at the opportunity. The market will mark the first Wednesday market of the spring season with plans for future Wednesday markets to take place at the Old Hitch Lot, 107 W. Pearl Street, sometime in the next few weeks.

“Memorial Hospital strives to provide a healthy workplace for our employees; we work to promote healthy behaviors including making healthy food choices. Hosting the farmers market on our campus provides our employees with access to fresh fruits and vegetables and showcases what is available at our local farmers market.  We hope that our employees as well as community members will join us for this special opportunity,” said Douglas.

While the idea behind this market is to expose Memorial Hospital employees to the options of fresh fruits and vegetables, the entire community is invited to come out and Shop Nac First at this special edition of the Farmer’s Market.

Some items that will be available on April 18th are:  fine cheeses, baked goods, arugula, asparagus, frozen shelled beans (butter, baby Lima & pinto), beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, greens (arugula, beet, collard, kale, mustard, spinach, Swiss chard & turnip), kohlrabi, mixed lettuce, frozen okra, onions, frozen shelled peas (black eye, brown Crowder & zipper cream), pecans (cracked, shelled & unshelled), new potatoes, radishes, squash (acorn, banana, butternut, kushaw & spaghetti), strawberries, sweet potatoes & turnips.

If you would like to sign up for the weekly Farmers’ Market email update, please send an email to obriens@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us. You are also more than welcome to visit www.farmermktnac.blogspot.com. Also be our fan on facebook@NacogdochesFarmersMarket.

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