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Healthy Carolina Farmers Market dates set

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market at the University of South Carolina will resume this spring on the following Tuesdays: March 23 and 30 and April 6, 13 and 20.

The popular offering, which has become a symbol of the university’s commitment to green living, will operate from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. between the gates on Greene Street in front of the Russell House University Union.

The market features a bounty of fresh and locally produced vegetables and fruits, homemade breads and an array of specialty and handmade items by local farmers and crafters. Products, which are cash and carry, are competitively priced and sold individually and in bulk.

Launched in September 2008, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is part of the university’s Healthy Carolina Initiative, which aims to simplify healthy choices. The university and its student government have teamed with the S.C. Department of Agriculture to offer the markets.

The market is one of many green initiatives recently launched by the university that has contributed to the university earning several top “green” ratings, including ones by Princeton Review and the College Sustainability Report Card last fall.

To learn more about USC’s sustainability efforts, visit the Web site: www.sc.edu/green. For more information about Healthy Carolina, visit www.sc.edu/healthycarolina/

For more information on the Healthy Carolina Farmer’s Market, contact Holly Harring at 803-777-0597, or via e-mail at harrinha@mailbox.sc.edu.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/24/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 02/24/10 @ 11:29 AM | Permalink

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

  • What: Opportunity for university community and the public to purchase fresh and locally produced vegetables and fruits, homemade breads, specialty items, etc.
  • When: March 23 and 30 and April 6, 13 and 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Where: Greene Street, in front of Russell House University Union

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