By: Diamond Badajos
Kaiser Permanente’s 'Fresh Thursdays' celebrated 10 years at its Honolulu Medical Office. The Fresh Thursday anniversary welcomed more than 200 people to enjoy 10 vendor, food and activity booths.
The farmer’s market program was launched to promote healthy, fresh and local foods while giving Kaiser Permanente staff, patients and the entire community, a local produce option.
Fresh Markets are also held weekly at the Mapunapuna Medical Office and Moanalua Medical Center.
“We believe that healthy communities make for healthy people, and nothing says a healthy community like having a fruit and vegetable market right at its heart, “ said Ashley Saunders, the Fresh Market coordinator.
The celebration featured a cooking demonstration and a “smoothie bike” that allowed guests to peddle and blend healthy fruits into a delicious treat. Guests were even given Kaiser Permanente grocery bags to fill with fresh produce.