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There are currently 7175 farmers' markets in the United States, and these organizations are increasingly viewed as one facet of the solution to national health problems. There has been a recent trend toward establishing markets on medical center campuses, and such partnerships can augment a medical center's ability to serve community health. However, to our knowledge no studies have described the emergence of a market at a medical center, the barriers and challenges such an initiative has faced, or the nature of programming it may foster. We provide a qualitative description of the process of starting a seasonal, once-a-week, producers-only market at the Pennsylvania State Hershey Medical Center, and we call for greater public health attention to these emerging community spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2226-2232
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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