Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Farmers Market Hosts Healthy Initiative at Fauquier Hospital

Ever wonder how to pick out a ripe cantaloupe? Do you know the difference between English peas and snow peas? What’s the best kind of onion to use in a stir fry? Are you just a little afraid to try okra?

You can find answers to dozens of food-related questions at the Wednesday, September 21 Warrenton Farmers Market. Josh Gegoski, Chef of Fauquier Hospital's Bistro on the Hill, will be at the market from 10 to 11:30 a.m., chatting with visitors and vendors, and choosing delicious, affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables for a signature dish he will prepare at 11:30. The cooking demonstration, held outside at the Farmers Market, will feature all locally grown produce.

Fauquier Health’s Wellness Center will also be providing blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to noon. Aren Dodge, dietitian at the Wellness Center, will be present during that time to answer questions about healthy eating.

Fauquier Hospital hosts the Farmers Market every Wednesday through October, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bistro entrance to the hospital on Hospital Hill in Warrenton.

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