University students use market to educate

Very proud of this initiative as it is in my region and I assisted slightly with it. The students have done a very solid job setting up the market structure, negotiating with the university and the hard work of reaching out to farmers and restaurants. Every one of the three market days (so far) has added a new piece; sometimes its been another farmer and sometimes it’s been some in-depth educational activity. In all cases, the farmers have benefited from good sales and the campus community is learning more about local food challenges and benefits.
No question in my mind that they are building the need and finding the partnerships to get healthy, local food at their university.


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