NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Farmers’ Market Opens Tuesday, May 3

Complimentary Taxi Service To and From Farmers’ Market Available to Many<br /> Market Open First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, May Through November

Apr 29, 2016

Cortlandt Manor, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Farmers’ Market Opens Tuesday, May 3

The fifth season of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s bi-monthly Farmers’ Market kicks off on Tuesday, May 3. New this year, the hospital will provide free taxi service to residents within a five-mile radius of the hospital who are in need of transportation, allowing many easy access to fresh, wholesome foods. Complimentary canvas tote bags will be distributed to the first 100 visitors on opening day.

Fifteen vendors will sell fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs in the Hospital’s Main Lobby, on the first and third Tuesday of each month from May through November. Local grass-fed beef and baked goods, natural body products and dog treats will also be available at the Market, open from 11:00am-4:00pm. Vendors will include Cura Hospitality, Fable Foods, FarmEATS, Fi-Dough, Inc., Hillbilli Homemade, Homestead Floral, Homestyle Desserts Bakery (Peekskill), Kastania Olive Oil, Leland Farm, New York Chup Co., Ol’ Darlin’ Soap and Salve, Simply Jam, Spice Revolution, Teagevity and Wychcraft.

"Now that spring is here and summer is around the corner, we welcome the community and all of our vendors participating in our fifth annual Farmers’ Market," said John Federspiel, president of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. "We also are pleased to provide a new, complimentary taxi service, which will make it possible for many more of our community members to have access to the market, and healthy and nourishing food."

The Farmers’ Market is part of the Hospital’s Harvest for Health program, which includes an organic garden, teaching kitchen and locally-sourced foods for patients and employees. The program is aimed at using healthful eating as a way to prevent chronic disease and positively influence patient recovery. The Hospital’s celebrated Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen offers a variety of healthful cooking classes to the community.

Held in the Main Lobby of the Hospital at 1980 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor, the Market will be open May 3rd and 17th; June 7th and 21st; July 5th and 19th; August 2nd and 16th; September 6th and 20th; October 4th and 18th and November 1st and 15th. EBT/SNAP customers are welcome. The complete schedule is also listed on the website at

Return taxi rides within a five-mile radius of the hospital are also complimentary and reservations are advised. To reserve a taxi to and from the Farmers’ Market, call (914) 930-7888 no later than 5:00pm on the Monday before each Tuesday’s Farmers’ Market. To learn more about classes in the Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, call (914) 734-3780 or log onto and look under Harvest for Health.

About NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Founded in 1889 by the Helping Hand Association, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, located in Cortlandt Manor, New York, serves residents of the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. The 128-bed facility provides a wide range of ambulatory care and inpatient services with 350 physicians on staff in 43 specialties. The hospital is home to the region’s only state-of- the-art, 24-hour "No Wait" emergency department, which sees more than 39,000 visits per year. In 2011, the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center opened, offering the first comprehensive cancer center in the area, combining infusion, radiation therapy and support services all under one roof. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital has received a string of national awards for patient and employee satisfaction as well as clinical excellence, including the Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey in 2015 and 2014 for scoring higher than 95 percent of hospitals in the country in key quality metrics and in patient satisfaction. For more information, visit or call 914-737- 9000.

About NewYork-Presbyterian

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