Loma Linda University Health kicks off new Loma Linda Farmers Market Night
LOMA LINDA, CA – June 14, 2013 – Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday (June 11) to purchase fresh produce, prepared foods, and crafts at the grand opening of the new Loma Linda Farmers Market Night. Loma Linda University Health and Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for the Farmers Market Night every Tuesday evening in the parking lot on the southeast corner of Anderson Street and Mound Street, in front of Loma Linda University Health Welcome Center (the former Loma Linda Post Office). Dr. Richard Hart, president of Loma Linda University Health, said the institution’s founders would certainly have been pleased by the Farmers Market Night, since students from years ago were required to work in community gardens as part of their education. In the top photo, Farmers Market Night customers select fresh produce brought by area farmers for sale during the grand opening of Loma Linda Farmers Market Night. In the bottom photo, (from left tor right) Andrejs Galenieks, graduate student and health policy analyst at Loma Linda University Institute for Health Policy and Leadership; Juan Carlos Belliard, assistant vice president, community partnerships, Loma Linda University; Gary Nelson, of Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Rhodes “Dusty” Rigsby (partially hidden), mayor, city of Loma Linda; Dr. Richard Hart, president, Loma Linda University Health; and Rodney Neal, senior vice president of finance for Loma Linda University, prepare to cut the ceremonial ribbon opening the new Loma Linda Farmers Market Night.
About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”