Farmers Market Coming to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The mobile market will be available to the public
St. Petersburg, FL – April 25, 2002- St. Petersburg will have more healthy food choices when a mobile framer’s market arrives at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg on Tuesday, April 26th. The Villages Grown Mobile Market will provide fresh fruit and vegetables with a rotating menu, depending on what is fresh and in season. The market will be open to the public and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg team members.
“We are proud to have partnered with The Villages Grown to promote healthy eating” said John Moore, president, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “Our team members and the surrounding St. Petersburg community will have access to fresh and nutritious choices closer to where they live and work.”
“We are excited to provide a Food-As-Medicine model to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with our Hyper-Local, Nutrient-Dense, Just-Harvested, Delicious Produce Program,” said Jennifer Waxman, Executive Director and Visionary for The Villages Grown. “We have truly created a local food system in Florida and we love partnering with organizations that care.”
The Villages Grown Mobile Market will be at the West Entrance of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Tuesday, April 26 from 10am-2pm. It will return to the hospital on the last Tuesday of every month.
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.
As a statutory teaching healthcare organization, Orlando Health hosts more than 325 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, the organization provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.