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Allegheny Health Network Market Wrap Up

By The Employees of West Penn Hospital 

As the first year of the Bloomfield Saturday Market concludes, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bloomfield Development Corporation for their vision and hard work in hosting this impressive 23-week community event.  At Allegheny Health Network, we share your vision to invest in the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

By partnering with the local farmers and entrepreneurs, you have highlighted the direct correlation between good health and healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as managing stress, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy, well-balanced diet.  By showcasing these neighborhood vendors, you have increased the community’s awareness for the many benefits – both health and financial – of eating fresh, locally grown and produced foods.

At West Penn Hospital, we are your friends and neighbors.  We are committed to providing you with first class healthcare, at an affordable price, with the award-winning, nationally-recognized care you deserve.  It has been our honor to sponsor and attend your Market each week, sharing the many high quality resources and skilled medical professionals right at your fingertips.  We salute the BDC on the Market’s rousing success and look forward to partnering with you again!

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Bloomfield Saturday Market Ends on a High Note

hugging-heaterThe weather was gloomy but spirits ran high last Saturday at the last Bloomfield Saturday Market of 2014. 6 large rented heaters gave everyone in attendance a chance to warm up, particularly our volunteers and vendors who soldiered through 5 hours or more outside.

We went out with a bang, our attendance hitting 755 and the children’s activities of pumpkin ring toss and cookie decorating a big hit. Brad Yoder played for more than three hours in the wind, drizzle, and cold, thoroughly bundled up. Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank’s Harvest for the Hungry collected 175 pounds of food that we took to Pittsburgh Aids Task Force after the Market, most of which was already distributed three days later.

The outpouring of support this year from volunteers, neighbors, business owners, sponsors, West Penn Hospital, and the larger community, has been overwhelming. If you haven’t yet, please share your ideas for next year with bloomfield-market-vendorChristina Howell, Market Manager, at christina@bloomfieldnow.com.

The Bloomfield Development Corporation tips our hat to everyone who helped make the first season of the Bloomfield Saturday Market an incredible success.

Thank you, and we’ll see you at the Market in May 2015!