Farmers still needed for summer market

Vendors can sell produce on Health Sciences campus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A reminder: West Virginia University Hospitals is looking for a few good farmers. If you’ve got a Health Department permit and consumable goods to sell, you might want to consider becoming part of the farmer’s market planned for Wednesday afternoons from July 22 through Aug. 19.

“We are inviting vendors and farmers from around the region to participate,” said Dave Harshbarger, manager of the Wellness Program at WVU Health Sciences. “We are looking for goods such as meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, canned goods, flowers and plants.”

“We are looking forward to providing our employees access to locally grown and produced products,” Harshbarger said. “We think the farmers will be happy, too, because of the thousands of employees working in the vicinity, including the staffs of University Health Associates, WVU Health Sciences and the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety.”

The market – which is open to the public – will take place from noon to 6 p.m., and shuttles will help ferry employees from their offices to the parking-lot location of the market.

Interested in being a vendor? Call the Wellness Program at 304-293-2520.
For information on the WVU Health Sciences Wellness Program see www.hsc.wvu.edu/wellness.




For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
AB: 06-24-09

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