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For release: August 14, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
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Meet special guests at upcoming Akron General Farmers Markets

The third annual Akron General Farmers Market is ongoing every Tuesday through September 24 from 3-6 p.m. at the Akron General Health & Wellness Center-West, 4125 Medina Rd., West Akron. The market features fresh, high-quality produce, honey, herbs, baked goods, plants and flowers from Ohio-based farms and businesses. Stop by the market on August 20 to receive tips on controlling invasive, non-native plants from Diane Hovatter, groundskeeper/horticulturist at Akron General Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. Enjoy a cooking demonstration by Lisa Abraham, Akron Beacon Journal food writer, at the September 3 market.

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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