HOUSTON – Did you know there is a farm on the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital campus? This farm is serving the community in more ways than one.
The farm helps Houstonians access healthy vegetables in areas that are typically known as being “food deserts.” Plus, the hospital also hosts the Northeast Community Farmers Market every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, providing even more resources to the community.
Houston Life’s Melanie Camp visited the farm and spoke with Patricia Darnauer, who is the Executive Vice President and LBJ Administrator to learn more about how the farm is helping the community. Watch more in the video above.
Another initiative the hospital runs is their Food RX program. All the food grown on the farm provides produce to three food pharmacies in three Harris Health System locations. Doctors are able to prescribe fresh food to patients who might otherwise struggle to access healthy additions to their diet.
Farmer and Ecosystem Operations Manager at Harris Health, Rebecca Verm explained how the farm programs work. Watch in the video below.
If you are interested in volunteering or make a donation to the farm visit HarrisHealth.org
The Northeast Community Farmers Market is every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital campus, 5425 Troost Street, Houston, 77026.