Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?



organic business idea, organic agricultureWhen it comes to improving the food on today’s hospital trays, some medical institutions are finding that onsite farms are the next logical step.

This summer, St. Luke’s Hospital started sending all new moms home from the hospital with a basket of fresh produce, recipes and literature about the importance of a healthy diet.

All of the produce in the basket was grown on an organic farm on the hospital’s Anderson campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The hospital—part of a six-campus network—has been running a farm on the 500-acre grounds since 2014.

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