First healthy food hall coming to Miami at Jackson Hospital, complete with a hydroponic farm

February 11, 2018

 

Miami is getting its first healthy food hall, complete with a hydroponic farm

Della Heiman, founder of The Wynwood Yard, and business partner Ken Lyon dare to be different,opening Jackson Hall at 1050 NW 14th St. in Miami in the spring of 2018. This food hall, located in the Civica Center in the Jackson Health District, will be the first wellness-focused culinary business of its kind in a public health space.

Jackson Hall will provide patients, healthcare employees and other visitors with healthy fare in a 10,000-square foot space with a rustic tin ceiling, art by local muralists on the walls, a “positivity library” and edible plants! Initial operating hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

There will also be Levant, a Middle Eastern concept serving kabobs, shawarma and mezze, a Hawaiian poke bowl concept, and Leo & Bloom Delicatessen, a modern variation of a delicatessen offering artisanal soup, salad and sandwiches. The space will also include a Petit Marché market with grab-and-go items, either made in house or from local artisans.
There’s even booze! The Radiate Apothecary + Bar at Jackson Hall will serve beer, wine and spirits in addition to freshly made juices, smoothies, kombucha, elixirs, and tonics. Susan Duprey, a certified nutritionist, former bartender and founder of the Radiate Miami will direct the drinks program. A full espresso bar will even offer caffeinated beverages.

The Jackson Hall team is developing a plan to turn the third floor of the building into a hydroponic farm in the months after Jackson Hall opens, with the goal of providing at least 1,000 pounds of greens, herbs and vegetables to the food hall each week.

Miami chefs Julie Frans and Nicole Votano will head the culinary program that will be heavy on plant-based, gluten-free, locally sourced ingredients with low carbon footprints. Not on the menu: Deep frying, partially hydrogenated oils, antibiotics, hormones, synthetic colorings and preservatives, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup and other highly refined sweeteners.

Jackson Hall is currently hiring. For more information, visit @jacksonhallmia on Instagram or Facebook.

Press source courtesy of miami.com

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