Fresh produce, vegan cookies, and free hot apple cider are just a few of the items that have been drawing students, staff and faculty to the campus farmer’s market this winter. The market was conceived of in 2009 by the College’s Environmental Task Force and Students for Sustainable Agriculture, with input from local farmers including Dan Gunther of Brook Farm. This year it expanded into the winter months for the first time.
“It gets a lot of business and is very popular,” says Professor Brian Obach (Sociology), a member of the Environmental Task Force who continues to promote the market on campus. “People seem to really appreciate it. I think it also serves a good educational function. We’re not only selling food; we’re bringing attention to sustainable agriculture and the benefits of eating local, organic, healthy food.”
The market, sponsored by Campus Auxiliary Services, is held in the Lecture Center lobby, near the library tunnel, on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Visit the new Facebook page, which was created by Kaitlin Van Pelt ’10 (Art), or stop by and see for yourself!