farm st joseph Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Farm symbolizes, promotes hospital’s wellness mission

The Farm at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor not only produces some fresh, organic produce for the dining operation but it serves educational and promotional purposes as well.

The 25-acre area on the grounds of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., used to be covered with grass that had to be mowed, watered and fertilized but otherwise, literally, just took up space. Today, it is a farm producing a variety of fruits and vegetables both for use in the hospital kitchens and for retail sale.

Aside from the crops, the farm also produces plenty of goodwill in the community and among patients, visitors and hospital staff, and provides St. Joe's Mercy with

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