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Fresh produce can be purchased at CareSouth Carolina

May 25, 2019

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – CareSouth Carolina will offer fresh produce at several of its medical locations to promote healthy dieting and proper nutrition across the Pee Dee.

Beginning immediately, there will be a weekly pop-up produce dtand in the parking lot of several CareSouth Carolina sites across the Pee Dee to allow both patients and staff an opportunity to purchase fresh produce.

“Buying local produce is not only good for the environment and the economy, it is also good for your health,” said CareSouth Carolina Wellness Nurse Donna Williams. “Through buying local produce, the fruits and vegetables are allowed to ripen longer, and in some cases, even fully ripen. This allows the produce to get to the consumer at its peak state, with the most nutrients and best taste. CareSouth, in partnership with some local farmers, will set up a weekly pop-up produce stand in the parking lot of some of our sites to provide easy access to fresh produce for our patients and staff.”

The produce stand will be set up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at CareSouth Carolina’s Bishopville main site (545 Sumter Highway); from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Hartsville medical center (1268 South Fourth Street); from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bennettsville main site (999 Cheraw Street); and every other Friday at the Rosa Lee Gerald Center (737 S. Main St., Society Hill).

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, local checks, money order, cashier’s checks and cash are accepted.

For more information, contact 843-309-8338.

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