In a new arrangement that began Monday, Marin General Hospital began receiving twice-weekly deliveries of fruits and vegetables from the Marin Farmers Market. The hospital spends $15,000 a month on produce. Much of this will now come from Bay Area organic farmers who supply the farmers market.

“The hospital is ultimately planning to buy all their produce from the Marin Farmers Market,” says Brigitte Moran, executive director of the Marin County Farmers Market Association, which runs the Thursday and Sunday Civic Center markets and five other markets in the Bay Area.