Monday, June 17, 2013

[533] MTSU Student Farmers Market open noon to 3 p.m. Friday

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU Student Farmers Market will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center. The event is open to the public.

Because of road construction at the intersection of Champion and Lightning ways, people attending the farmers market should arrive via Blue Raider Drive on the north side of campus or MTSU Boulevard on the east side of campus. A printable campus map can be found at

Available to customers will be early vegetables (lettuces, radishes, kale, spinach, onions, beets, strawberries, carrots, crookneck squash and more).

“We even have our first red tomatoes,” said Dr. Nate Phillips, assistant professor in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, who oversees the project at the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center off Guy James Road in Lascassas.

Also available will be MTSU honey and nursery plants, mainly perennials and shrubs.

The produce is grown and harvested by students, faculty and staff at the university’s farm and dairy.

Accepted forms of payment are cash and checks. No debit or credit cards are accepted.

The Student Farmers Market is expected to continue every Friday until late summer and into early fall.

For more information, call the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience at 615-898-2523 or Phillips at 615-494-8996.


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