Kick-Off Event on June 25
NEW YORK, NY (June 24, 2013) — EmblemHealth and the 125th Street Farmer's Market are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables and health and wellness screenings to the people of Harlem all summer long, beginning Tuesday, June 25.
The 125th Street Farmer's Market is located in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street Plaza. The farmer's market opens at 10 am every Tuesday through November 26 and is sponsored by EmblemHealth.
The community is invited to an official opening ceremony on June 25 from 12:30–2 pm with a chef demonstration from Cesare "Chez" DeChellis, Executive Chef of Tolani Wine Restaurant and Harlem resident. It will also feature the New York Knicks Groove Truck and remarks from Lloyd Williams, President and CEO of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Willie Walker, Building Superintendent, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building and David Flemister, Director, Community Marketing at EmblemHealth.
Along with purchasing seasonal produce from the farmer's market, residents also have the opportunity to participate in activities throughout the day, including Zumba®, yoga and a jump rope challenge.
"EmblemHealth advocates a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and good nutrition for all New Yorkers," said Flemister. "Harlem Home Grown will help us promote better nutrition by providing families access to fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm."
Harlem residents are also invited to visit EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, located at 215 125th Street for additional health and wellness information. EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is a warm and inviting place where all members of the community can come in and meet face-to-face with EmblemHealth professionals to ask questions, get reliable information and solve problems. For more information, please visit www.emblemhealth.com/ehnc.
For more information about the farmer's market, please visit www.125thstreetfarmersmarket.com.
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.