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Presbyterian Community Growers' Market Returns Tomorrow

Release Date:

June 23, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Presbyterian Healthcare Services, in partnership with Albuquerque Uptown Growers’ Market, is hosting a community growers’ market every Tuesday, beginning tomorrow, through October 24 for the third consecutive year to encourage healthy eating among its staff, patients and the community.

To help community members access healthier food options, the market at Presbyterian Hospital in Downtown Albuquerque will feature a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally baked goods, homemade candy, local honey, herbal skin care products, handmade crafts and more.

The market will be on the south side of Central Avenue in a parking lot on the far northeast corner of the Presbyterian Hospital campus. Market hours will be from 7 a.m. to noon.

Presbyterian’s Growers’ Market will offer the two-for-one double value program for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. SNAP customers will be matched up to $20 per market visit.

For more information and directions visit www.abquptowngrowersmarket.org

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About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian has eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 10,000 employees.

Press Contact:

Amanda Schoenberg
Communications Specialist
E-mail: aschoenbe@phs.org
505-923-6339