(CNN) The concept of selling fresh local produce has spread through various national hospitals, like Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Farmers Markets Bloom at Hospitals
JUNE 04, 2009Madison Park, CNNFor years, hospitals have embodied a paradox. As patients are tethered to dialysis machines, and many lay bedridden from obesity-related diseases, the hospitals' fast food joints and cafeterias dispense fried goodies and slick burgers that contributed to such conditions.
Read the story by Madison Park on CNN: www.cnn.com/2009/farmers.markets.hospitals/
"The focus on local food systems gives us food that's good for us, good for our children, good for farmers that grow it and it's good for the Earth."
- Dr. Preston Maring