‘Harvest of Hope’ to celebrate good health through nutrition


Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department is raising awareness of the benefits of plant-based eating and how that plays into cancer prevention.

At the same time, the event celebrates those who grow the local agriculture that plays a prominent part in plant-based diets.

“We are very excited about this event,” said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services Community Outreach Coordinator. “It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the areas of nutrition and optimal health and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community.”

Harvest of Hope will be held on Sept. 16, from 2-10 p.m., on a farm in Hughson that’s been operated for five generations by the same family.

The main speaker, Sharon Palmer, RD, is an expert in plant-based eating and author of many books on the topic. Cooking demonstrations and tastings will be provided by Chef Jesse Laymon, and Ali Stambaugh will be presenting a home gardening class.

“We are gathering lots of wonderful local folks who are providing farm-based products to showcase farmer’s market-style, as well,” Casey said.

The day will be capped with a social hour, wine tasting, specially prepared dinner and live music.

To purchase tickets for $35 each, visit memorialmedicalcenter.org/harvest. More information is available by calling (209) 569-7789.


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