Wednesday, June 13, 2012

[477] MTSU Farmers Market Will Be Open Friday Afternoon

For release:  June 13, 2012

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
Student Farmers Market contact: Dr. Nate Phillips, 615-494-8996 or

MTSU Student Farmers Market will be open Friday afternoon

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU Student Farmers Market will be open Friday, June 15, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Horticulture Center. Fresh produce and plants, grown and harvested by students, faculty and staff, will be available.

The sale site is located on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center. Accepted forms of payment are cash and checks, but no debit or credit cards. The Student Farmers Market, which is held every Friday until mid-August, is open to the campus community and general public.

An assortment of vegetables (strawberries, onions, potatoes, garlic, carrots, Swiss chard, cabbage, tomatoes, zucchini squash and more), MTSU honey, potted herbs and vegetables and nursery plants (perennials and shrubs) will be available.

The produce is grown at the University’s Experiential Learning and Research Center at the MTSU Farm and Dairy off Guy James Road in Lascassas.

Proceeds from the sale go toward farm expenses and to the MTSU Plant and Soil Science Club, said Dr. Nate Phillips, assistant professor in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.

Visitors should take either Faulkinberry Drive off Middle Tennessee Boulevard or Champion Way off Greenland Drive to reach the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way. To find parking near the sale site, a printable campus map is available at

For more information, call Phillips at 615-494-8996.


Media welcomed.

Note: A high-resolution photo is attached. Below is the cutline information.

Tomato sale.jpg photo caption

CeCe Hernandez, an MTSU senior who has a double major in social work and plant and soil science, takes tomatoes to place on scales to weigh from Zada Law, director of the Ralph Fullerton Laboratory for Spatial Technology in the Department of Geosciences, during a recent Student Farmers Market in the Horticulture Center. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

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