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Farmers Market

Itís back! Healthy Carolina Farmers Market returns


Just as students return to campus, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market returns every Tuesday, from August 31 through September 28. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located between the iron gates on Greene Street in front of the Russell House.

Patricia Moore-Pastides
Patricia Moore-Pastides

Get to the August 31 market early! Patricia Moore-Pastides, Carolina's First Lady and a major advocate for healthy eating and cooking, will be sharing free samples of muscadine grapes from a local farm.

The Farmers Market is a huge hit among students, faculty, staff, and the community -- it draws nearly 1,000 customers each week. The market 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.

To learn more about Healthy Carolina and its farmers market, go to or contact Holly Harring at 803-777-0597 or

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 08/27/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 10/04/10 @ 1:27 PM | Permalink

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

  • When: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., through Sept. 28
  • Where: Between iron gates on Greene Street in front of Russell House University Union

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