May 30, 2013

Gordon Hospital to host Farmers’ Market beginning June 6

CALHOUN — In an effort to promote the health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables, Gordon Hospital will host the CREATION Health Farmers’ Market beginning on Thursday, June 6 and continuing through the month of August.

According to Gordon Hospital Nutritionist Judy Fehlenberg, the market is open to the public and will be held from 5-7 p.m. on the Gordon Hospital campus (in the field near the ER entrance off Red Bud Road.)

“We will have several local farmers and gardeners on site selling a variety of produce at the market,” Fehlenberg says. “And, we are always looking for more vendors to join us. If you grow a garden and would like to sell some of your items, please give us a call.”

All farmers and gardeners wishing to sell their produce at the market should contact Fehlenberg by calling 706-879-5853. There is no charge to participate.  

It’s only fitting that Gordon Hospital host a Farmers’ Market, Fehlenberg adds, due to the health benefits of fresh produce. In fact, the American Cancer Society recommends eating at least two-and-a-half cups of fruits and vegetables each day to help lower cancer risk.

“These foods contain important vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants and are usually low in calories,” Fehlenberg explains.  “In general, those with the most color – dark green, red, yellow, and orange – have the most nutrients.”

While there will be a variety of fruits, vegetables, and other items for sale, Fehlenberg plans to pick a Cancer Fighter-of-the-Week to promote along with a Farm-of-the-Week which will highlight local growers.

“Each week at the market we will provide some interesting information and recipes regarding the fruit or vegetable that we choose as our Cancer Fighter-of-the -Week,” she explained. “We also hope to have musical entertainment periodically and other special additions.”

About CREATION Health:

CREATION Health is about wellness, and wellness is more than health or the absence of disease. Wellness is being mentally fit, physically healthy, spiritually vital and socially content. It is about fulfilling our God-given potential, regardless of our unique identity, personal gifts and challenges, stage of life, or health status.

CREATION is an acronym representing Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition. In the Bible’s Creation story, we find eight simple strategies for enjoying and sustaining optimum whole-person health. By consistently practicing these eight principles, we fulfill God’s original plan for our lives, which is to live and be happy. Forever. For more information, please visit or contact Melissa Hannah, Gordon Hospital Oncology Services CREATION Health Coordinator, at 706-879-5850, ext. 3166 or


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