Virginia Mason Farmers' Market Open

By: Niki Stojnic | Posted June 02, 2014

Pike Place Market is coming to Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center—with a new Pike Place Market Express debuting on the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, June 20, on First Hill. The market brings local vendors and fresh, healthy produce to Virginia Mason staff and patients as well as to the surrounding community, an effort that Virginia Mason has been leading for several years with its own farmers' market; this is the first year the organization has paired with Pike Place Market. Changing the type of food people associate with hospitals is something many local medical centers, including Swedish and Overlake have been aspiring to; see our Spring/Summer story on hospitals’ healthy food initiatives.