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Sullivan Rx Prescribes Sullivan Fresh Farmers Market Coupons 2020

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September 12, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release 9/11/20
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PHOTO: Pictured L to R: Melinda Meddaugh, Amanda Vargas MA, Kimberely Bruno MA, David Morcos DO, and Kimberly Summersett MA, Beth Clancy-DiBartolo, Christy TerBush
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‘Sullivan Rx’ Prescribes Sullivan Fresh Farmers’ Market Coupons to Garnet Health Patients

 
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY – As residents across Sullivan County adapt to challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, a new health initiative supports ongoing efforts towards a healthier community. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County, Garnet Health Doctors, Sullivan County Public Health Services, SNAP-Ed NY, and Sullivan Renaissance announce Sullivan Rx, a new program making it possible for healthcare providers at Garnet Health Doctors in Monticello to prescribe coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables to patients, redeemable at the CCE Sullivan Fresh Market-on-the-Move.
 
“We are happy to support this initiative and join the partnership to ‘prescribe’ healthy food as medicine and make it accessible,” said Sullivan Renaissance Executive Director Denise Frangipane. 
 
Dr. Joseph Chavez Carey, Medical Director of Primary Care at Garnet Health Doctors, shared in the excitement of this initiative stating, “We are excited to be partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension to help our families access healthy food in these difficult times. Being able to eat a healthy, balanced diet is so important for the health of our children and for our community.”
 
To participate in the Sullivan Fresh Rx program, ask any healthcare provider at Garnet Health Doctors- Monticello for your $5 coupon to a Sullivan Fresh market. Then, visit any of the five Sullivan Fresh Farmers’ Markets to redeem your coupon for fresh fruits and vegetables by 10/1/2020.
 
The CCE Sullivan Fresh Market-on-the-Move stops in Monticello across from the Sullivan County Government Center on Mondays from 11am to 2pm, in Liberty at the Sullivan County Public Health building on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm, in Loch Sheldrake Public Parking Lot on Wednesdays from 3 to 5pm, in Wurtsboro at the Community Church on Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm, and in Fallsburg at the Town Hall on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30pm.
 
Questions about Sullivan Rx can be directed to the Garnet Health Community Coordinator at 845-794-3300, ext. 2727.
 
For more information on the 2020 Sullivan Fresh Farmers’ Market season, visit www.sullivancce.org.
 
The Sullivan Rx pilot program is supported in part by Sullivan Renaissance and Garnet Health.
 
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