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MontCo hospital gives patients bags of produce with their checkups

September 23, 2016 In the News

After a checkup for blood clots at Lankenau Medical Center, 34-year-old, Zakia Sykes gets a special treat. She gets to choose among a selection of fresh produce, right there at the doctor’s office.

“I love it. I love vegetables, and especially getting organic ones,” Sykes explained. “They are so expensive that I just have to buy whatever I can afford to get,” she added.

The produce is grown, not on some far away farm, but in a wellness garden right next to the hospital.

In conjunction with a nonprofit called Greener Partners, Lankenau is growing all kinds of organic produce on a quarter acre harvesting about 2,600 pounds of it year round. Learn more from CBS3.