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The new kids in town…farmers!

Just in time for school beginning again next week, the University of Utah is welcoming not just new students, but local farmers and other vendors who will be kicking off the 3rd annual campus Farmers Market.

The Market opens on Thursday, August 19th and will will operate every Thursday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. continuing through October 7th. The location is new this year. It will take place on the newly refurbished Tanner Plaza, between the Olpin Student Union and Student Services Building (on campus, south of the elbow turn at 100 South at North Campus Drive). It’s easy to walk or bike across campus, or take the bus (Route 2 “to the U” takes you right there). Visitor parking is nearby as well.

The market began in 2008 under the leadership of the WellU program and continues to be managed by the U’s Office of Sustainability. If you’re on or near campus, it’s a convenient way to purchase fresh, healthy, local produce and unique arts and crafts where you live, work, and study. Live music and weekly workshops (at noon) add to the atmosphere as a harvest season hub for student, faculty, staff and public life.

Yum. Another season fresh local peaches, bicycle powered smoothies, heirloom tomatoes, decadent organic local ice cream, artisanal granolas, jams, and honey, lunch plate specials featuring local ingredients, and a selection of hand-made crafts. You won’t have to wait till Saturday for the Downtown Farmer’s Market, or Friday night at the Sugarhouse Farmer’s Market, or Sunday at Jordan Park. Is there any reason to go to the supermarket this summer?

Remember to bring your own bags, to take home what you don’t consume immediately!