(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
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JUNE 04, 2009
Madison Park, CNN

For 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