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Published on June 08, 2017

Boscobel Farmer's Market to expand to Gundersen Boscobel

The Boscobel Farmer's Market and Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics are excited to announce a partnership to expand the current Boscobel Farmer's Market summer schedule.

In existence since 2015, the Boscobel Farmer's Market has offered a marketplace for local farmers and vendors to showcase their goods every Saturday through the growing season from 8 a.m. to noon at Depot Park. With the success of the market, patrons suggested expanding the event so people who could not participate on Saturdays would have the chance to partake. After much discussion, feedback and planning, this idea will become a reality very soon, with the extension of the current Farmer's Market schedule to include a handful of weeknights.

Beginning Wednesday, June 14, a weeknight Farmer's Market will take place on the second Wednesday of each month from June through October. The host for this add-on will be Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics on the north side of the hospital on the south side of Bluff Street, where many community events have been held, and many more are being planned. "We are excited to partner with the Boscobel Farmer's Market and host these weeknight markets," stated Eric Swan, GBAHC Director of Community Relations. "The Farmer's Market has been a great addition to the Boscobel community, and this will be a true enhancement of the initial mission." Gina Goss, Branch Manager at Community First Bank in Boscobel and primary Farmer's Market organizer concurred, "We are excited to make these new events as successful as our Saturday mornings, and Gundersen Boscobel is an ideal partner in this expansion."

Hours for the new events will be 4 to 7 o'clock. Approximately four to six vendors are expected each week. "This will be a great opportunity for our vendors to showcase themselves in a new location and on a different day of the week," Gina continued. "And, with the vendor focus being produce and food centric, Gundersen Boscobel's health emphasis makes perfect sense."

Gundersen Boscobel plans to enhance the weeknight markets with live entertainment, wellness and health education and interactive experiences for the whole family. Robyn Moritz, Director of Rehab Services and Nora Munson, Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehab, and their respective departments, are joining forces at the first market to offer free blood pressure checks, hand out promotional items, as well as provide flyers and information about summertime health, wellness and nutrition, including recipes.

All in all, the weeknight market promises to be an exciting addition to an already-successful endeavor. Please plan to join organizers for the first Farmer's Market Weeknight on June 14th from 4 to 7 p.m. on Bluff St. at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics.

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