Organic produce comes to Concord Hospital

Produce will be grown one mile from facility.

April 9—Concord (N.H.) Hospital has partnered with The Vegetable Ranch to deliver more local and fresh produce to the hospital's dining department.

The Vegetable Ranch, which is a seller of certified organic produce, will provide the hospital with potatoes, scallions, squash and cherry tomatoes through the summer, at a cost of about $5,000, said Tom Serafin, director of food services at the hospital.

Some of the food will be grown at the 10-acre farm in Warner, N.H., while some will be grown on five acres at nearby St. Paul's School, which leased out its property in exchange for vegetables for its own food services. The field, along Silk Farm Road, is less than one mile from the hospital.