University of South Carolina

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market set for Dec. 1

The University of South Carolina’s Healthy Carolina Farmers Market will return to campus Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The popular market, to be held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Davis Field, next to the Russell House University Union, was cancelled in November due to rain.

The December market will feature an array of fresh fall produce and breads, honey and soaps, locally produced coffee and boiled peanuts and local cheese and lamb (bring coolers) and fresh greens for the holidays. Products are cash-and-carry and are sold individually and in bulk.

The farmers market was launched as part of the university’s focus on health and sustainability. Not only does the market encourage healthy eating, it supports South Carolina farmers and helps eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional trucking of foods.

Coinciding with the Dec. 1 farmers market will be a university display and demonstration of future alternative-fuel vehicles in front of Russell House University Union. The university has added bio-diesel and ethanol-fueled vehicles to its fleet in recent years, and the display will feature other alternative-energy vehicles. The university is committed to having all campus vehicles operate on alternative fuel by 2015. The project is called the Genesis 2015 Initiative.

This fall, the university earned top “green” ratings by the Princeton Review and the College Sustainability Report Card. The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market and the use of alternative-fuel vehicles were among an array of green initiatives that led to the rankings.

For more information about the Dec. 1 farmers market, visit www.sc.edu/healthycarolina. For information on all the university’s sustainability efforts, visit www.sc.edu/green.

Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

  • When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1
  • Where: Davis Field, next to the Russell House University Union
  • What else: Display and demonstration of future alternative-fuel vehicles

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 11/24/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 11/24/09 @ 2:10 PM | Permalink