Farm Stand starts June 6!
Island Health’s Morale, Wellness & Recognition committee is excited to host our 17th annual Farm Stand season! The Island Health Farm Stand will run Tuesdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. from June 6 until September 5, 2023 and is open to the employees of Island Health as well as the Anacortes community.
Schuh Farms will again be providing Fresh-to-Go bags, consisting of 4-5 produce items changing weekly based on what is fresh from the farm.
Fresh-to-Go bags: $17/bag
This will allow for preparation and pre-bagging of items to reduce line wait times. Fresh-to-Go bags can be purchased on a week-by-week basis or you can sign up for the entire season.
We encourage Farm Stand shoppers to bring a reusable bag. All forms of payment will be accepted (cash, card, check). Island Health employees may also use their KRONOS badge for payment.
Pre-orders from Schuh Farms
Pre-orders (excluding Fresh-to-Go bags) will be accepted by contacting Schuh Farms at least one day prior to Farm Stand: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.424.6982. Please provide your name, order and time of pick up.
Island Health is excited to be a founding member of the Genuine Skagit Valley Initiative promoting local food producers. Learn more about the initiative at www.genuineskagitvalley.com.
Schuh Farms will continue to provide all of our favorites including a variety of locally grown produce, heavenly pies, honey, jam, and beautiful arrangements. We are thrilled to welcome back Water Tank Bakery, an artisan bakery specializing in naturally fermented loaves and cookies using local ingredients including flour milled by Cairn Springs! Also joining us this year on an alternating schedule will be Dog Island Mushrooms and Ebb & Flow Herb Farm. Dog Island Mushrooms will supply Guemes Island grown mushrooms and mushroom kits, and our new vendor, Ebb & Flow Herb Farm, will bring a selection of fresh and dried herbs, tea blends and soap.
Check out our Health Education offerings of DocTalks, wellness classes and health screenings at www.islandhealth.org/classes. Here are a few of our upcoming classes (registration is required):
Dietary Strategies for Managing High Cholesterol, June 7, 10 a.m.
Living Better With Diabetes, June 7, 11:30 a.m.
Lung Function Screening, July 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (20-minute appointments)
Move Your Way, July 20, 11 a.m.
We are very excited to kick off another season of Farm Stand on Tuesday, June 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the 24th Street courtyard (near the main entrance), and we look forward to seeing you soon!
The Island Health Farm Stand Team
Published on May 26, 2023