Monday, October 22, 2012

[124] Mums, other produce draw public to MTSU Farmers Market Oct. 19

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

MURFREESBORO — “Mum” is the word at MTSU, where five or six varieties of chrysanthemums will be on sale to the public for $5 each — from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 — at the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way near Greenland Drive.

The mums will be the focus of this week’s Student Farmers Market, which is winding down its fall sale season. To find the “Hort Center,” a printable campus map is available at

 School of Agribusiness and Agriscience assistant professor Dr. Nate Phillips said kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, turnips, beans, carrots and possibly broccoli will be on sale, along with honey.

 The mums, other plants and produce are grown at the MTSU Farm in Lascassas. Proceeds from the sales throughout the spring, summer and fall benefit the farm and the MTSU Plant and Soil Science Club.

Phillips said the final Student Farmers Market is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26.


For more information, call 615-494-8996 or 615-898-2523.




Media welcomed


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MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience assistant professor Dr. Nate Phillips is shown with four of the varieties of chrysanthemums, which will be on sale Friday, Oct. 19. (Photo by MTSU News and Media Relations)



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