Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Hosts South Louisville Farmers Market
Louisville, Ky. (June 7, 2013)—Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is now home to one of the city’s newest farmers markets. The hospital, located at 1850 Bluegrass Avenue, will host the Bluegrass Avenue Farmers Market every Thursday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. through October.
Local vendors set up each week in the parking lot off the hospital’s main entrance offering everything from fruits and vegetables to meats, coffee and baked goods.
“Farmers markets are a wonderful community asset and a great place to find healthy, locally grown food items,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. “We hope hosting this event helps make fresh produce available to our friends and neighbors in south Louisville.”
Items may change weekly throughout the growing season, but include:
According to the USDA, there are more than 7,800 nationwide
. Farmers markets are a critical hub of the local food system increasing access to nutritious foods, and bringing communities together.
About Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, a part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 298-bed, full-service hospital, founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1874. SMEH offers a full range of vascular, orthopaedic, cardiac, medical imaging, surgical and emergency services, a wound healing center, sleep disorders center and has three medical plazas on campus to provide office space for a wide array of physicians representing a number of specialties. Additionally, SMEH is home to Jewish Bariatric Care, the region’s only weight-loss management program utilizing the Lap-Band® System and The Women’s Center, a state-of-the-art diagnostic facility specifically for women.