Don’t Miss the April 22 Farmers Market

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If you like food, it just doesn’t get any better than the creamy local yogurts, ripe produce and fresh-baked breads — among other edible gems — that you can find at a farmers market.      

Of course, getting yourself to one of these markets can be a challenge, since the times they are held and their locations aren’t always convenient. So, to make your life a bit easier, Dining Services has brought the farmers market to you.

“In previous years, the markets were held once a semester on campus,” said Nell Fry, sustainability coordinator for Dining Services. “This past fall, Dr. Peterson passed on a letter he had received from a faculty member requesting more frequent markets. So, we delivered.”

The final market of the semester will be held in conjunction with the Institute’s Earth Day celebration on April 22. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Instructional Center Lawn. (Typically, the markets have been held on the last Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Commons.)

To select vendors, Fry works with the Dining Services vendor, Destiny Organics, and has looked to other farmers markets, such as the one held at Emory, for ideas. The mix changes from month to month, as some choose to return, while others don’t.

“H&F Bread and Dreaming Cow yogurt have been two of the most popular participants among the faculty, staff and students attending,” Fry said. “Both have fresh, high-quality and unique products.”

In addition to H&F Bread, Fairywood Thicket Farm, Antico Mercante, Farmer’s Organic and Hundred Acre Farm will also be participating on April 22. Although some vendors accept credit cards, it’s best to bring cash, Fry advised.

The goal is to continue to hold markets throughout the summer by organizing the events around student orientation dates.

“But we want to see what kind of response we get from customers before committing to a lot of markets during a slow time on campus,” she added.

If you have any questions, email Fry. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here.



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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
  • Created: 04/18/2011
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016

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