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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, October 22 2018 @ 02:02 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

City Green Pop Up Farm Stand at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital



PATERSON, NJ [September 14, 2015] – Farm fresh produce from the City Green urban gardens in Clifton and Paterson was available at a Pop Up Farm Stand on campus at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, thanks to the collaboration between City Green and St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. The farm stand offered an array of colorful, delicious vegetables, including herbs, peppers, heirloom tomatoes and squash to area residents as well as St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital employees and visitors.

St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital Chef Maurice Alameda and Joy Adriano MS, RD, CDN, Senior Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition Services, St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, shared nutrition and health information and preparation techniques, including recipes related to the season’s farm fresh produce offered at the pop up farm stand.

“Sound nutrition is the foundation for overall wellness. I applaud City Green as they work to provide healthy food options at affordable prices, as well as nutritional education programs to our communities,” said Kevin Slavin, President & CEO, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System.

“We are pleased to bring City Green’s Pop Up Farm Stand to St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital. The turnout was great and we enjoyed the interaction with so many St. Joseph’s employees,” said Jasmine Moreano, Director of Community Engagement for City Green. A Passaic County-based nonprofit organization, City Green manages two organic, urban farm sites: a half-acre Learning Garden & Farm at Eastside Park in Paterson and a five-acre Learning Farm & Eco-Center in Clifton. Produce from City Green’s farms is sold at their stands in downtown Paterson, downtown Passaic and Clifton and through the mobile pop up farm stand that operates in Passaic County. As an added incentive for low-income customers to shop at the City Green Farm Stand, City Green operates a farmers' market incentive program enabling all SNAP and WIC customers to receive a dollar in City Green Bucks for every dollar spent in federal nutrition benefits. Last year, City Green sold over 25,000 pounds of fresh produce at their farm stands. To learn more about City Green, please visit www.citygreenonline.org.

 

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System is a nationally recognized major academic comprehensive health care organization sponsored by its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867. To learn more about the spectrum of leading edge services and compassionate care available at New Jersey’s premier Catholic healthcare system, please visitwww.StJosephsHealth.org.

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