As part of an initiative to promote wellness at The Centers at St. Camillus, a not-for-profit health care facility in Westvale, the Sodexo team held a Farmer's Market last month for staff, residents and visitors. Chef Rob Mackay researched local farmer's markets to find items that would be the most beneficial to customers.
"I wanted to promote healthy eating," said MacKay, "and I thought that by having a market at their convenience, they would get some useful information."
Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables were offered in the main lobby along with fresh baked pies, banana breads and houseplants.
The response from staff and visitors was overwhelming and the team has decided to host another farmer's market in the future with proceeds to benefit Stop Hunger and the Food Bank of CNY.
To learn more about The Centers at St. Camillus, visit st-camillus.org.