University of South Carolina

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market returns March 22

With the start of spring comes the return of the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market on the University of South Carolina campus.

The market is open every Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., from March 22 – April 19 on Greene Street in front of the Russell House University Union.

The market, which began in 2008, is a huge hit among students, faculty, staff and the community and draws nearly 1,000 customers each week. It features fresh and locally produced vegetables and fruits, meats and cheeses, seafood, peanuts, homemade breads and an array of specialty items by local farmers.

Products, which are cash and carry, are competitively priced and sold individually and in bulk.

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is part of a national collegiate trend to promote nutrition education and sustainable agriculture (buying fresh produce from local farmers) to students, faculty and staff. The university’s Healthy Carolina Initiative aims to simplify healthy choices.

The USC market is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and University of South Carolina Student Government.

To learn more about Healthy Carolina and its farmers market, go to www.sc.edu/healthycarolina/farmersmarket.html, or contact Holly Harring at 803-777-0597 or harrinha@mailbox.sc.edu.

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

  • What: Fresh and locally produced vegetables and fruits, meats and cheeses, seafood, peanuts, homemade breads and an array of specialty items by local farmers
  • When: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., through April 19
  • Where: Greene Street, front of Russell House

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 03/18/11 @ 12:10 PM | Updated: 03/18/11 @ 12:12 PM | Permalink