MVP Health Care Joins with St. John’s to present Community Supported Agriculture Fair


CONTACT: Jacqueline Marciniak

ROCHESTER, NY, February 26, 2016―MVP Health Care and St. John’s will hold a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair on Saturday, March 5 from 10 am to 2 p.m.  Community members are welcome to participate and learn how to make an investment in a local farm and receive fresh produce weekly all season long through the CSA.  The CSA Fair will be held at Brickstone by St. John’s, located at 1325 Elmwood Ave.

During the CSA Fair, individuals and families can meet local farmers, compare share options and sign up for a 2016 farm share.  Registration is not required and there is no fee to attend.  The fair also kicks off the Seasonal Flavors Series, sponsored by MVP Health Care and St. John’s, which offers cooking demonstrations and tastings using local and seasonal produce. The series begins in May and will feature MVP Health Care’s community health educator and chefs from St. John’s Meadows and Brickstone communities.  Each participant will receive a booklet including recipes and a seasonal produce guide.

For more information about the CSA Fair or the Seasonal Flavors Series, contact Cheryl Minchella, MVP community health educator, at 585-327-5752 or via email at

“Farm shares provide a great opportunity for MVP members and everyone in the community to learn about locally grown products and how to support local farmers,” said Patrick Glavey, executive vice president, Medicare Programs of MVP Health Care.  “The CSA Fair and the Seasonal Flavors classes will provide participants with important information about how to prepare and cook healthy meals for their families, which can have a positive impact on their health and well-being.”

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