Project Category: Food
Sponsor: Student Sustainability Task Force
Status: In Development

Farmers Market at the Union

Description: Begining September 2, 2010, the student-run market will be held every Thursday from 10 am-2 pm, excluding winter and spring breaks. The market is in Mother’s Wine Emporium in the Student Union from November to March and outside the Union from April to October. There are 6-7 potential vendors selling produce, cheese, and baked goods, as well as a possible vendor from the Asian Market in Albany.

Goal: To better connect the Rensselaer community with the local food system and expose it to a new way of buying healthy and safe food. To complement the existing markets in Troy, such as the Saturday market, and contribute to the local economy and increase community ties.

Contact: Bev Bendix at bendib@rpi.edu