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Physicians prescribe fresh food from their new garden

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Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



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SUZANNE GERMAIN, FRONT left, and Corinne Almquist, along with the rest of the Mountain Health Center staff, have begun growing a community garden in front of their Bristol offices as part of an effort to focus on preventative care. The produce is available to staff, patients and community members. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

BRISTOL — As a child, you may have been given a lollipop or a sticker after braving a doctor’s visit. At Bristol’s Mountain Health Center, you’ll probably get a few tomatoes and a bag of spinach.

The modern twist on giving a treat after a doctor’s visit is feasible because of a new garden outside the Health Center office featuring healthy options such as tomatoes, spinach, arugula and kale.

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