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Date: 18 September 2014

Time: 02:36

First QEHB Farmers’ Market hailed a success

Story posted/last updated: 01 August 2013

The first Farmers’ Market to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham has been hailed a roaring success by staff and visitors.

The Farmers’ Market, which will be held on the last Wednesday of every month, supports local businesses and has been introduced as part of the Trust’s strategy to improve health and wellbeing as well as helping to sustain the environment.

Hundreds of staff and visitors visited the stalls (28 November 2012) showcasing the best the region has to offer including seasonal vegetables, fresh meat, game, fish, eggs, breads, cheese, honey, chutneys and preserves.

In addition to offering a great choice, the Farmers’ Market also supports local people such as social enterprise Change Kitchen, who work with the city’s homeless. They offer a selection of vegetarian and vegan products made in the heart of Birmingham.

Antony Cobley, who spearheaded the initiative, said: “This is a great opportunity for everyone – our staff, visitors, patients and relatives - to buy quality, seasonal produce whilst supporting local enterprise.

“We are delighted that so many people have visited the market and supported regional businesses.

“We introduced a fruit and veg stall last year, which has been very well received and now we can offer a convenient way for people coming to the hospital to purchase a whole variety of fresh foods through the Farmers’ Market.

“Hopefully we can expand this in the future to offer even more choice.”

For more information on the market please visit the QEHB Farmers' Market webpage.

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