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Next-generation hospital CSA project blossoms in the community

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center brings fresh veggies to cardiac rehab patients, to soup kitchens and to those living in food deserts.

Community supported agriculture (CSA) is supporting the community’s health at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) in Bennington, Vt. For the past four years, the hospital has connected farmers to patients and set out to improve the overall health of the community with the power of fresh produce…plus a lot of collaboration and coordination.

“We came up with a collaborative program that met the needs of our community partners and our partners here,” says

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