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Healthy Carolina Farmers Market sets fall dates

Launched nearly one year ago, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market has become a mainstay of campus green living at the University of South Carolina and an equally popular offering among Columbia residents and South Carolina farmers.

The market will resume this fall from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 1, 15 and 29; Oct. 13; and Nov. 10. It will be located between the gates on Greene Street in front of the Russell House University Union on all dates except Oct. 13, when the market will be held on Davis Field, between Russell House and Thomas Cooper Library.

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market will feature a bounty of fresh and locally produced late summer and fall vegetables, homemade breads and an array of specialty and handmade items. Products, which are cash and carry, are competitively priced and sold individually and in bulk.

Launched last September, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is part of the university’s Healthy Carolina Initiative, which aims to simplify healthy choices. The university has teamed with the S.C. Department of Agriculture to offer the monthly markets.

The market is one of many green initiatives recently launched by the university that contributed to the university earning a top “green” rating by the Princeton Review in late July. The university scored 95 out of a possible 99, placing the university ahead of all public colleges in South Carolina and second among all universities in the Southeastern Conference. The University of Florida earned a rating of 97.

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 or visit the Web site: www.sc.edu/healthycarolina/.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 08/31/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 08/31/09 @ 8:47 AM | Permalink

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 15 and 29; Oct. 13; Nov. 10
  • Where: Between gates on Greene Street, in front of Russell House University Union; exception is Oct. 13, when market will be on Davis Field, between Thomas Cooper Library and Russell House
  • What: Fresh local produce, homemade breads, variety of specialty and handmade items.

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