Farmers Market is Back at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

May 06, 2015

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The farmers market is returning to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 13.

Henry’s Market on Main will provide guests, employees and the community the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown produce.

In addition to produce, the market will offer baked goods, herbs, honey, flowers, and products such as pesto and salsa, made in Henry’s café.

Every Wednesday at the market, chefs will show how to prepare a dish with ingredients grown in the hospital’s organic greenhouse.

Fresh fruits and vegetables at the market include: tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beets, radishes, cucumbers, onions, squash, pumpkins, watermelons, cantaloupe, leeks, potatoes, and various greens.

“We have honed the markets offerings and expanded it to include plants for your own garden. Now you can get spinach, summer squash, melon, and several varieties of tomato plants at the market,” says Trevor Johnson, the hospital’s resident farmer.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. These foods are also high in fiber, which can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Health advantages also come from dark pigments in produce, which hold potential disease-fighting benefits and may protect the brain as it ages.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is located at 6777 W. Maple Road, in West Bloomfield. The market is inside the hospital.

For further information, please call (248) 325-1000.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sally Ann Brown
(248) 325-3081
sbrown2@hfhs.org