Saint Michael's Medical Center and SWAG Project Partner to Offer Weekly Farmers Market

Saint Michael's Medical Center and SWAG Project Partner to Offer Weekly Farmers Market

06-29-2015
Healthy Options Available for Newark’s Central Ward Community
Saint Michael's Medical Center and SWAG Project Partner to Offer Weekly Farmers Market

Newark, N.J.– Saint Michael’s Medical Center (SMMC) and the SWAG Project have partnered to offer a weekly community farmers market. The market, located in the parking lot of SMMC at 111 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07102, will take place every Friday, July through September, except for July 3 and September 4.

Each week a variety of fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase. In addition to the sale, SMMC will offer a health and wellness screening, information, or a cooking demonstration.

Produce may be purchased with cash only at this time. For more information, please visit www.smmcnj.org or call 973-877-2853.

About Saint Michael’s Medical Center

Established by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1867, Saint Michael’s is a 357-bed regional tertiary-care, teaching, and research center in the heart of Newark’s business and educational district. Saint Michael’s Medical Center is currently a member of Trinity Health. Learn more at www.smmcnj.org.

About SWAG Project

SWAG Project is an Urban Farm, Food Justice and Community Building project in Newark, dedicated to providing community food access and increasing educational and economic opportunities for local residents. SWAG provides fresh and healthy foods to the local community and work to empower residents to take control of their local food system and health. To learn more, visit swagproject.org.

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