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Union Hospital Nutrition Services Director Holly Emmons feeds a steer at local beef supplier Liberty Delight Farm with gourds from another of supplier, Bohemia Farm & Produce.

Power Players 2017: Stretching the harvest bounty

Buying locally in season helps Union Hospital of Cecil County in Maryland keep purchasing costs in line, while the unprocessed bounty from those area growers affords team-building activities for not just the kitchen staff but other departments as well.

It was a decade ago that a local farmer was a patient at Union Hospital and “embarrassed” Dining Services Director Holly Emmons with the quality of the fruit he was served. She was determined to do something about it and now, 10 years later, 122-bed Union is one of the most progressive healthcare institutions in the country in leveraging the bounty of locally grown and produced ingredients.

Emmons has made a science of purchasing at the height of the harvest to get advanta

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