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Somerset Patriots, Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Debut ‘Healthy Plate’ Concession Stand

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State Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher, Horizon BCBSNJ’s chief pharmacy office Peggy Johnson and Somerset Patriots’ manager emeritus Sparky Lyle (left to right) cut the ribbon on the new “Healthy Plate” concession stand at TD Bank ball park April 29.

A healthier alternative to the standard ballpark fare is now available to baseball fans at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.

The home of the Somerset Patriots will now offer items such as black bean veggie burgers, low fat turkey burgers and juice slushees.

A ribbon-cutting for the new concession stand was held April 29 before the Patriots’ game against the Camden Riversharks.

On hand for the occasion were Patriots top brass plus Peggy Johnson, chief pharmacy officer for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey; Douglas Fisher, the state Secretary of Agriculture and Sparky Lyle, Patriots’ manager emeritus.

“We’re really very excited” about the new concession, Johnson said. This is the fourth such concession in ballparks across the state.

Fisher said the deal is also good for New Jersey farmers because “Jersey Fresh” produce will be “coming into the ballpark.”

The offerings were designed by Horizon nutritionists, according to a press release about the event.

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