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Virginia Mason Pike Place Farmers’ Market Opens on June 19

SEATTLE – (June 17, 2015) — The popular Virginia Mason Pike Place Market Express Farmers’ Market opens Friday, June 19, at its new location on 9th Avenue between Seneca and University streets. 

The market, co-sponsored by the Horizon House continuing care retirement community, will be open to the public every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 2. The market activities will be conveniently located near Horizon House, Virginia Mason Hospital and Benaroya Research Institute.

“We’re excited to offer a new day and location, which will increase access to all the wonderful fresh produce from Pike Place Market vendors,” said Virginia Mason’s Brenna Davis, director, Sustainability.

Additions to the farmers’ market this summer include a cooking demonstration hosted by Virginia Mason Executive Chef Brian Brooks, the Growing Washington Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) produce box delivery, new lunch options and more.

About Virginia Mason
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. Virginia Mason employs approximately 6,000 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 480 physicians; regional medical centers throughout the Puget Sound area; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the U.S. designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally recognized for its breakthrough autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason was the first health system to apply lean manufacturing principles to health care delivery to eliminate waste, lower cost, and improve quality and patient safety.

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