For the past few years, Central Student Government has paired with several University organizations including Michiga n Dining, the Office of Campus Sustainability, Sust ainable Food Program, as well as others to help put on the M Farmers Market for students around campus. This year, there will be four markets held during the fall semester. They all run from 10am-2pm. Markets will take place at South Ingalls Mall on Central Campus on September 14th and October 12th. The North Campus markets will be at the The Grove on September 28th and October 26th.
The annual Farmers Markets are an awesome opportunity to purchase local produce, watch cooking demonstrations, take part in free giveaways and taste-tests, and even learn more about healthy eating habits. Many sustainability-focused student organizations also come to the markets, creating a perfect opportunity to get to know more groups across campus. Come and stop by the markets to talk to the local farmers about their produce, and grab some fruits and vegetables grown in Ann Arbor for your next meal!
Feel free to bring your own bags to fill with produce, but reusable bags will also be available with purchase. Volunteers are also welcome to help in setting up and running the markets. You can learn more about the markets by following @michigandining on Facebook or Twitter. And if you’re interested in either volunteering or getting your student org involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
Merissa Maccani is a Cellular and Molecular Biology Major with a minor in Medical Anthropology. She is the chair of the Student Health and Safety Commission within Central Student Government, and she helps lead the Commission in a handful of student health-based initiatives throughout the year.