IH Farm Stand Opens June 7

Amanda FloecknerNews

When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, the Island Hospital farm stand, sponsored by the IH Employee Wellness Program, is the perfect place to shop. The farm stand features local produce from Schuh Farms in Mount Vernon along with fruits and vegetables grown in the sunshine of eastern Washington.

Kick-off for the 2015 farm stand is on Tuesday, June 7 and will run every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sept. 13 in the courtyard adjacent to the hospital’s 24th Street main entrance.

This year the farm stand will feature:
·        Fresh, local produce from Schuh Farms
·        Local jams and honey
·        Fruit pies baked that morning
·        Gluten-free baked goods from Old Wooden Spoon Bakery
·        Gluten-free skin and beauty products by Perfectly Posh
·        Recipes and health/nutrition tips

Fresh-to-Go bags

Weekly Fresh-to-Go (FTG) bags are available to pre-order for $10. The bags contain five to seven produce items and are pre-bagged and ready for easy pick-up at the farm stand. What you get in your FTG depends on the season. Anyone interested in receiving the FTG weekly email notice, listing the produce they can expect to find in that week’s bag and instructions on how to pre-order a bag, can contact Suzie DuPuis RD at farmstand@islandhospital.org with your full name, email address and phone number.

Visit our Farm-to-Healthcare page for more information about the farm stand and the weekly Fresh-to-Go bags.