A Feast to Enjoy and Support Healthy Eating at Hudson Valley Hospital

Harvest-of-the-Hudson-ValleyIn keeping with its new initiatives to promote healthy eating, Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) will hold a unique, farm-to-table event at Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring, NY, on September 27, 2013. “Harvest of the Hudson Valley,” which is designed to celebrate local farms and encourage people to eat locally for better health, will honor Chef Peter X. Kelly, Joseph Pallante, A.I.A. and Elliott Sumers, M.D.

The evening features cocktails, dinner and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting HVHC’s new demonstration and teaching kitchen. Construction of the kitchen is underway in the historic Dempsey House on the Pataki Center campus, adjacent to the hospital. HVHC plans to offer cooking classes in an effort to teach patients and community members how to cook healthier meals at home. It’s the final piece in the hospital’s multi-faceted plan to highlight nutrition as an integral part of healthcare.

Last year, HVHC opened its “Seeds for Health” organic garden, followed by the opening of a farmers’ market. This year, the markets were expanded to twice a month and the hospital implemented a new food service, Cura Hospitality, which features locally sourced foods and “from scratch” cooking.

Tickets to “Harvest of the Hudson Valley” are $600 and seating is limited. For further information and reservations, visit HVHC.org or call 914.734.3526.