Release date: July 23, 2010
News & Public Affairs contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Agribusiness/Agriscience contact: Dr. Nate Phillips, 615-494-8985
Student Farmers’ Market Set for Today at MTSU
(MURFREESBORO) — The weekly student farmers market will be held again from 1 until 3 p.m. today at the MTSU Horticulture Center.
Items available include yellow squash, crookneck squash, onions, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, jalapeno peppers, Hungarian hot wax peppers, purple hull peas, cantaloupe, sweet corn and some snap beans.
Sale organizers suggest people arrive early to get the best selection.
Also, landscape plants will be available, including Knockout roses, boxwoods, forsythia, several different Spireas, Baptisia, Penstemons, Sedums, Sand Cherry, Blue Pacific junipers, hostas, daylilies, monkey grass and more. Gallon-size plants are on sale for only $3.
Proceeds from the sale are used to benefit students by helping maintain the MTSU Farm Laboratories and the Plant and Soil Science Club.
With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.
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