June 28, 2011

Building Healthy Communities to Host Farmers Market Days in Solon, OH

Fresh, locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables raised by Cleveland urban teen farmers known as the Garden Boyz will be available for purchase bi-weekly at the Solon Medical Campus of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.

Garden Boyz is an urban teen farmers program of Building Healthy Communities, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The young farmers grow pesticide-free produce in Cleveland using organic methods for farmers markets, including those held at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, the Cuyahoga County administration building and Western Reserve Area on Aging senior programs.

Throughout early to mid-summer, the Garden Boys will bring a variety of lettuces, onions, radishes, summer squash, greens and fresh herbs to market.

Beginning June 29 and recurring every other Wednesday throughout the summer, the Garden Boyz Fresh Markets will be open 3 to 5 p.m. in Solon.

Who:

Garden Boyz is an urban teen farmers program of Building Healthy Communities, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System

What:

Bi-weekly farmers markets. Customers are asked to bring recycled bags to fill.

Where:

St. Vincent Charity— Solon Medical Campus, 33001 Solon Road, Solon, OH 44139. Signage will be posted on Solon Road on market days.

When:

Begins Wednesday, June 29, 3 – 5 p.m. Repeats every two weeks throughout summer.

Contact:

Sharon H. Glaspie
(216) 571-1266
sharon.glaspie@stvincentcharity.com

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