Beginning next Wednesday, September 1st, the NCSU Campus Farmers Market will return, offering an array of local produce and goods. Market Co-Manager Ariel Fugate says that the market, which made its debut last Fall, has flourished with the support of State’s students, faculty, and staff. It is run and organized by students; volunteers host an education booth at the market, and emphasize the importance of buying and eating local food.
“The purposes behind the market,” says Fugate, “are to provide the campus community (and public!) with convenient local options, enhance NC State’s land-grant mission to support NC agriculture and provide information on further opportunities to get involved in the local foods movement. We also want to promote a community atmosphere at the farmers market, a place where you come to meet your friends and your farmers.”
Along with your usual farmers market fare of fruits and vegetables, regional vendors will also be offering a variety of breads and cheeses, meat, eggs, peanut butter, honey, salsas and dips, as well as some desserts, jewelry, and personal products.
The Campus Farmers Market is set to run weekly on Wednesdays from 10am-3pm through November 17th in front of the Hill Library in NC State’s Brickyard. More information about the market, including information regarding each of the vendors, can be found at the market’s website.