MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Healthcare is looking for a few good farmers. In its third year, the Health Sciences campus Farmers Market is recruiting for this coming summer.  Items to be offered along with produce are locally made, grown or produced consumable items. The market will be expanding this year to include hand-crafted items.

“We are inviting vendors and farmers from around the region to participate,” Dave Harshbarger, manager of The Wellness Program at WVU Healthcare, said. “We are looking for goods such as meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, canned goods, flowers, plants and hand-made craft items.”

The farmer’s market, which is open to the public, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons beginning June 1 and running into the fall. It will be located between the Health Sciences Center and Ruby Memorial Hospital. Access and parking will be conveniently located at the site for vendors.

“We are looking forward to providing our employees with access to locally grown and produced products,” Harshbarger said. “We think the farmers will be happy, too, because of the thousands of employees working in the vicinity, including the staffs of WVU, WVU Healthcare and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.”

The farmer’s market is sponsored by WVU Healthcare.

Vendors interested in participating in the market should call The Wellness Program at 304-293-2520.

For information on the WVU Health Sciences Wellness Program see

For more information: Angela Jones, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
dh: 04-15-11