Farmers' Market to Debut June 16 at UMDNJ Jersey Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Baked Goods for Sale
NEWARK, N.J. Apples, peaches, tomatoes, and corn are among the Jersey Fresh produce items that will be available at UMDNJ-The University Hospital Auxiliary's Farmers' Market, which debuts on Tuesday, June 16.
Visit UMDNJ's Plaza, located on 12th Avenue between Bergen and Norfolk streets, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., to purchase an assortment of in season fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, cherries, plums, lettuce, and squash, along with baked goods, including donuts and pies; and fresh-cut flowers. Acceptable forms of payment include cash and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program and Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers.
"I see this Farmers' Market as a marvelous step that UMDNJ can take toward fostering healthy eating for our students and staff, for hospital visitors and for the community at large," said William F. Owen, Jr., M.D., president of UMDNJ. "We are delighted to offer this opportunity for people to discover fresh, tasty and nutritious foods right here on the UMDNJ campus."
The Farmers' Market is planned for every other Tuesday through Sept. 29.
The Market is sponsored by UMDNJ-The University Hospital's Auxiliary, a volunteer organization established to promote and advance the hospital's mission and committed to making a positive difference in the health and welfare of its patients and the community.
WHAT: Debut of Farmers' Market at UMDNJ
WHEN: June 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: UMDNJ Plaza on 12th Avenue, between Bergen and Norfolk streets in Newark, New Jersey 07101
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with nearly 5,700 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.
good stuff and admire their precedent-setting pioneer spirit in establishing the market here
At the grocery store, it can be hard to find locally-grown items, so it's great to have the market close by and have fresh-from-the-farm produce!
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The fruit and vegetables are fresh, the prices are right and dealing with the workers has always been a pleasant experience.