Farm to (Your) Table

Published on : 11/20/19
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    Trucks loaded with fresh produce simultaneously made their way through the country this fall, creating the Largest Farmers Market @ Campuses Across America and bringing together students and community farmers like never before.

    The markets sold fresh apples and greens to hungry college students – 95 percent of whom don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Together, they also demonstrated the benefits of local sourcing. Farm to campus meals offer healthy and sustainable options that support local economies. 

    farmers market“The apples being harvested today will be brought to the farmers’ market today,” said Terence Bradshaw, director of University of Vermont’s Catamount Educational Farm. “[It’s] part of Sodexo’s initiative to support the farm and bring local foods to the campus community.” 

    See more about the event in the video below and check out videos from specific markets at the University of Vermont, Tulane University and Howard University

    Want to bring a market to your campus or neighborhood?  Our team suggests:

    • Find community partners who are connected with local farmers and artisans;
    • Secure an outdoor space with an indoor back-up;
    • Recruit volunteers to help promote & assist during the market; 
    • Stage cooking demonstrations & give out recipe tips;
    • Don’t forget to grab a bushel of local produce for yourself!





    University of Vermont




    Tulane University




    Howard University