Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Farmers Markets

July 2, 2014

Fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods are being made available for employees, community residents and visitors at four Farmers’ Markets hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The first Farmers’ Market will be held on Tuesday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Livingston Park, 760 E. Livingston Ave, Columbus.

“The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Employee Wellness program invites all surrounding communities to our annual Farmers’ Markets,” said Kari DuBro, Nationwide Children's Hospital Manager of Employee Wellness. “Our goal is to encourage our employees and local residents to eat and shop healthy.  Our markets provide the opportunity to buy fresh, nutritious, and locally grown fruits and vegetables while supporting central Ohio growers.”

Most farmers will accept the Ohio EBT card, WIC and Senior coupons.  Attendees can browse the market for fresh produce and gather health information.  Future Farmers’ Markets will be held every other Tuesday starting July 15 through Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Livingston Park.  The specific dates and themes for the markets are as follows:

July 15: Early Summer Vegetables
Come sample healthy grilling options just in time for the summer season.

July 29: Variety of Greens
Discover new ways to prepare greens and test your senses for the perfect dressing

August 12: Herbs and Salsa Are a Plenty!
Find out easy uses for garden tomatoes and herbs that enhance their flavor.

August 26: Continue our Connection to Herbs!
Try herb infused yogurt dips and beverages and learn how to care for your herbs.

September 9: Apples Galore!
Sample various apples and see how they can be added to a meal or for a quick snack.

September 23: Squash is All Around Us!
Celebrate the colorful autumn season and enjoy this staple of the fall season.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.