I've seen this as well! I can see what you're saying about the potential for infection, however, I would assume that the hospital provides fresh fruit and vegetables as food choices anyhow. So, I figure, if the Farmer's Market is held in a location in the hospital that makes sense, it's not a terrible idea. It's providing a clearly at risk population (sick, elderly, those visiting the sick- run down!! and maybe children expecting mothers) with fresh fruits and vegetables, for a meal in the hospital and also to take home. Let's hope whoever is running the Market ensures that the produce is washed well before it is made available for purchase!! :) Interesting to see how it pans out, however, I do remember reading an article that the Farmer's Market in the hospital thing is actually catching on nationwide- strange but true. Leads me to think there might be some research behind it.