First Season for Farmers' Market at Memorial Hospital Miramar Ends May 19

Market to Return in September 

Friday, May 17, 2013 12:15 pm EDT

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Miramar, Fla.
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"Judging from its success, we feel the community embraced this event and use it to gather with family and friends, connect and learn about their health. We hope to see everyone next season."

The highly attended and assorted Farmers’ Market at Memorial Hospital Miramar – that started last September in partnership with the City of Miramar – will be hosting its final market day of the season on Sunday, May 19.  Its absence will be short-lived, given organizers are already planning for the next season to start in September.    

The Farmers’ Market at Memorial Hospital Miramar, 1901 SW 172nd Avenue, welcomed each Sunday more than 50 vendors who sold assorted goods from freshly baked artisan breads to organic coffee, herbs, flowers and other products. During its season from September 2012 to May 2013, more than 26,000 people visited the market with vendors often selling out by the end of the day. Next season, organizers hope to bring more variety and organic products.

“Our mission with this market was to help promote healthy lifestyles and community well being,” said Leah Carpenter, CEO, Memorial Hospital Miramar. “Judging from its success, we feel the community embraced this event and use it to gather with family and friends, connect and learn about their health. We hope to see everyone next season.”

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 The Farmers’ Market Grand Finale on Sunday will include

  • Free petting zoo
  • Appearance of newly born baby goat and name the “baby goat” contest
  • Free blood pressure screenings
  • Information on Sun and Water safety for Infants
  • Miramar’s Fire Truck & Rescue vehicles for kids to explore
  • Firefighters available to take pictures and tour trucks
  • Coloring books for children
  • Information on bicycle safety and child safety around vehicles
  • McGruff, the Crime Dog from Miramar PD will make an appearance for pictures
  • Play the “Good Bug / Bad Bug” game, at the Miramar Community Garden booth, to learn about beneficial insects which can be used instead of chemical insecticides

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