Southeastern students sponsor farmers market March 23
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University student organization Reconnect will
sponsor a farmers market in front of the Student Union on Wednesday, March 23, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The only student-run farmers market on a college campus in the state, the event features food sales from area farmers, food samples, arts and crafts, homemade soaps, and much more.
Vendors returning this year include Blue Ribbon Pies, and Stephanie Travis’ jams and jellies, Pride Café with smoothies, Johndale Farms with strawberries, and Berryhill Farms with bread and hummus. Several new vendors include Sacred Earth Bars, Sprouts NOLA, and the Milk Lady. The Southeastern Ceramics Club will be displaying and selling pottery items.
“Our main thing is ‘Come eat with us!’ because we are going to have local, sustainable food for the students and faculty,” said Alexis Taylor, vice president of Reconnect.
A student environmental club, Reconnect participates in the Real Food Challenge, a national effort among college students to promote the use of locally grown, healthy and sustainable food products.