Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Farmer’s Market
Maria Herrington, Public Affairs
June 26, 2013 • 604 views
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Farmer’s Market is held Fridays on a biweekly basis at the cafeteria patio of the medical center campus, 1011 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and is open to the community. Southland Farmer’s Market Association operates the market, which is held rain or shine.
“Our Farmer’s Market enables us to encourage healthier eating by making fresh fruits and vegetables more readily available to the local community as well as to our members and staff,” says Maggie Pierce, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center. “The market is very popular. In fact, we have members who schedule their appointments on farmer’s market days so they can take advantage of all the wonderful produce,” she adds.
Live entertainment is provided by local artists who offer a diverse mix of music.
A component of the Farmer’s Market is our Healthy Cookin’ demonstrations that utilize seasonal fruits and vegetables to help individuals learn how to prepare healthier snacks and meals for themselves and their families. After observing the demonstration, shoppers can purchase ingredients at the market. The Health Education department at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center spearheads the cooking demonstrations and identifies recipes. Physicians, managers, and staff serve as guest chefs. Free samples are provided as well as the recipe for that day. Cooking demonstrations are held the first Farmer’s Market Friday of each month.