New farmers market coming to downtown on Thursdays

Market will be held on patio outside Meriter Hospital's main entrance
New farmers market coming to downtown on Thursdays

A new downtown farmers market being held on Thursdays starts this week, according to a release.

Meriter-UnityPoint Health will host the market, which is expected to run from June through October outside of the hospital entrance, officials said.

“We all know that eating right is a vital piece of overall wellness, but easy access to fresh, affordable produce can often be a barrier,” Wellness Coordinator at Meriter-UnityPoint Health Stefanie Spilde said in the release. “Our mission as Madison’s community hospital is to help our community be healthier in whatever ways we can. Sometimes that means a visit to the doctor, other times, like this, it’s making healthy options more accessible.”

Meriter is partnering with the Farley Center to bring the community farmers market to the patio outside the hospital’s main entrance on South Brooks Streets, according to the release. All proceeds will go to the Farley Center’s farmers and its multicultural incubator program, which supports and trains local farmers.

The market accepts WIC/Senior farmers market checks, and is open to patients, visitors, employees and the public from 3-6 p.m. every Thursday.