Carolinas HealthCare System brings fresh fruits and vegetables to the community beginning April 23 through a new farmers market at Carolinas Medical Center-University. The farmers market will be held 4-7 pm Thursdays through the end of October at the Teaching Garden, located at the back edge of the hospital parking area, overlooking UNC Charlotte.
Visitors to the farmers market will enjoy a large selection of fresh produce from local farms as well as fresh local honey. Throughout the growing season, we will feature live entertainment from local artists as well as cooking demonstrations from area chefs.
The cooking demonstrations will take place in the outdoor kitchen in the garden. The demonstrations will showcase healthy cooking techniques featuring produce from the market.
The Teaching Garden at Carolinas Medical Center-University is an organic fruit, vegetable and herb garden that highlights the nutritional and environmental benefits of fresh, locally grown produce in an interactive and educational way. The garden serves as an outdoor classroom for all, teaching healthy habits to hospital visitors and staff, local school children and members of the wider community.