Fresh produce, locally grown food, supporting the area’s community and businesses — these are just a few of the benefits of supporting farmers markets.
There will be four expanded M Farmers Market events on campus this fall. Fresh fruits, veggies and other locally sourced food items from various farms in the area will be available for purchase at each event.
The events also will feature chef demonstrations of easy recipes, tips for healthy eating, free samples, giveaways, information stations and more.
“Guests can sample and learn how to prepare recipes for making healthy and delicious food at home, with ingredients available for purchase at the market,” says Keith Soster, director of student engagement.
Visitors will also receive a reusable tote with any purchase made.
Farmers Markets will take place twice each on Central Campus and North Campus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and demonstrations on cooking with healthy, local foods will take place at 11 a.m. on the following days:
Sept. 15 — Central Campus, South Ingalls Mall.
Sept. 29 — North Campus, Duderstadt Patio.
Oct. 13 — Central Campus, South Ingalls Mall.
Oct. 27 — North Campus, Duderstadt Patio.
The markets are a collaboration among Michigan Dining, Central Student Government, MHealthy, Planet Blue and the Office of Campus Sustainability.