Farmer’s Market is Prescription for Health

The Farmer’s Market at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown is open for business.

Friday was the first day for patients and the public to purchase fresh, locally grown produce.

It is also the first year for the fruits and vegetables prescription program. Doctors with Humility of Mary Health Partners will write prescriptions for qualified patients, and they will receive a $20 voucher to purchase items at the Farmers Market.

“We believe so much in the power of fruits and vegetables to make an impact on their health status,” said Bridget Lackey, HMHP community health educator.

The Farmer’s market is held every fourth Friday in Youngstown and every third Friday at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s