Times Union: St. Peter’s Launches Biweekly Farmers Markets at Albany, Troy Hospitals

SPHP Farmers Market

The Times Union published an article on the first in a series of biweekly farmers markets at St. Peter’s Health Partners. The markets, held on alternating Fridays at Samaritan Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital, are designed to help expand access to healthy food for residents of Troy and Albany.

From the article:

Residents who qualify will receive a $10 voucher to purchase food from the markets, which is being supplied by the Patroon Land Farm in Voorheesville. The farm, developed by the Patroon Land Foundation and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, supplies fresh produce to the food bank and roughly 1,000 other agencies throughout eastern New York dedicated to serving the poor.

Members of St. Peter’s staff will also be on hand offering a variety of free health screenings, including varicose vein, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, as well as cancer prevention education.

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