Farmer’s market arrives today

The farmers market comes back to campus today. It will be open the first and third Tuesday of each month.File photo

Tannis Kufner

 

Georgia Southern University’s on-campus farmer’s market begins today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williams Center Plaza.

The farmer’s market occurs on the first and third Tuesday each month.

“A farmer’s market is much more successful with an abundance of produce,” Michele Martin, University Wellness program director, said.

Hunter Cattle, Berry Farms, Poor Robin Farm, Little Chicken, B&G Honey, Frali Gourmet, 7 Willows, Sugar Magnolia and Simply Sweet Bakery will be the vendors for this season’s market.

This year’s market brings more produce farmers than in years past, Martin said.

“My favorite part about the market is the local honey that you can get,” Megan Anderson, senior psychology major, said. “I love the different flavors of honey and the people are really nice.”

Martin believes that the market will also be successful because of product affordability, quality and richness of flavor of food at the farmers market.

“There are lots of positives to having a farmer’s market on GSU’s campus,” Taylor Hinson, senior accounting major, said. “It allows the community of Statesboro and surrounding areas to interact and connect with the students.”

The market’s location is especially accommodating for those who live on campus.

“It gives the students a better time to go to the farmers market because if they go home on the weekends, sleep in, or do not have a car; then they might not be able to go to the farmers market regularly,” Stephen Warner, coordinator of out-of-state recruitment for the Office of Admissions, said.

Students are welcome to eat lunch at the market too. A $5 meal includes an award-winning sausage dog, chips and a drink, Martin said.

The farmer’s market accepts cash, credit and EBT.

Warner said, “It is great to show how GSU supports our local vendors.”