Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer's Market Every Wednesday From 11am-3:30pm

Top Quote Natividad Medical Center offers a Certified Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 11am-3:30pm. The Farmers' Market is located at 1441 Constitution Blvd., outside of building 200-Out Patient Services and is part of Natividad Medical Center's ongoing commitment to promote wellness and healthy eating among Natividad Medical Center's staff, patients and their families. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) August 10, 2016 - At Natividad Medical Center's Certified Farmers' Market run by Everyone's Harvest, shoppers will find fresh quality fruits and vegetables (many certified organic), beautiful flowers, live plants, and unique gifts from small-scale family farmers and local independent businesses. By shopping at Natividad Medical Center's California Certified Farmers' Market you are supporting local California growers.

    Come by the Information Booth for healthy recipes featuring farmers' market produce, community information, garden advice, and much more!

    Join us for a live cooking demo at 12pm. All participants will receive $10 in produce vouchers! In addition, attendees can enjoy a sample of the featured recipe and a take home recipe card. Cooking demo will be by Chef Alan Mello. Learn how to Lemon Chicken Sauté.

    Lemon Chicken Sauté Recipe:
    Servings 2 portions (about 6 oz. each) Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes

    •1 boneless skinless chicken thigh
    •Olive Oil
    •¼ fresh lemon
    •Salt & white pepper mix
    •1/2 bell pepper of any color sliced thin
    •Celery sliced thin on the bias
    •3/4 medium white or yellow onion sliced thin
    •1/2 cup strong chicken stock
    •1 t cornstarch dissolved in 2 t water
    •Chives, Italian parsley, Parmesan cheese

    •Prep the chicken: Slice the thighs across about a 1/8 inch thick, season with salt and white pepper mix and hold in the refrigerator.
    •Heat a nonstick heavy-bottomed sauté over high heat. Add olive oil to cover the bottom.
    •When good and hot add the onion, pepper and celery, season with salt and white pepper mix and toss over high heat. Cook until the vegetables are starting to soften and turn the heat down a little. Continue to cook just until they get some color. (Cook them to the degree you like in the finished dish). Remove from pan.
    •Wipe the pan of any small pieces of vegetable that might burn and add fresh OO. Sauté the chicken thigh slices over high heat, tossing and separating to cook evenly.
    •When they are almost done add back in the vegetables sauté until the excess liquid dries up, Then squeeze lemon in. Add the stock and let cook for maybe a minute over lower heat to blend flavor and make sure the chicken is cooked through. Add cornstarch to thicken the stock.
    •Garnish with chopped fresh chives or Italian parsley if desired.
    •Serve over rice or egg noodles. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you like.

    Background on Chef Alan Mello:
    Alan Mello has over 30 of professional cooking experience in restaurants, hotels, and catering operations. A graduate of the Culinary institute of America, Alan was the founding chef de cuisine of Poppies Bistro Café in Aspen Co, and held executive chef positions in hotel and restaurant operations. These days Alan finds much more satisfaction in teaching others to cook. He is currently the Culinary Arts instructor at Marina High School and also teaches privately; providing one on one instruction, group lessons and instructional dinner parties and social get-togethers. Alan Can be reached at alanmello ( @ ) comcast dot net to arrange a lesson or class dot

    For more information on Natividad Medical Center Certified Farmer's Market contact:
    Everyone's Harvest
    Contact: Reid Norris, Executive Director
    Tel: (831) 384-6961
    Fax: (831) 582-9546

    For information on Natividad Medical Center contact Marci Bracco (831) 747-7455.

    Background on Natividad Medical Center (NMC)
    Owned and operated by Monterey County, NMC is a 172-bed, acute-care hospital providing health care services to county residents for more than 131 years. Based in Salinas, California, NMC offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 34,000 patient days of care each year and has more than 52,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is a Level II Trauma Center providing the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries. NMC's Trauma Center is a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center. NMC is ranked No. 1 in newborn deliveries in Monterey County and is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 300 physicians, NMC's mission is to continually monitor and improve the health of the people, including the vulnerable, in Monterey County through coordinated, affordable high-quality health care. For more information, please call831-755-4111 or visit

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