MURFREESBORO — Check your recipes, make your shopping list and take home a bounty of Tennessee summer produce on Friday, July 12, from the MTSU Student Farmers Market!
The market will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. at the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center.
Onions, beets, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, arugula, Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac potatoes, sweet corn, banana peppers and okra are among the items available for this week’s farmers market.
MTSU honey and nursery plants, mostly perennials and shrubs, also will be for sale.
Students, faculty and staff grow and harvest the produce at the MTSU farm and dairy in Lascassas, Tenn. Most of the produce for sale is harvested on market day.
Shoppers should bring cash or checks only; no debit or credit cards can be accepted.
Because of continuing road construction at the intersection of Champion and Lightning ways, shoppers should enter campus via Blue Raider Drive on the north side or MTSU Boulevard on the east side to reach Lightning Way.
A printable campus map can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MTParkingMap12-13. A sign also will be posted outside the MTSU Horticulture Center on market day.
The Student Farmers Market will continue every Friday until early fall.
For more information about the market, call the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience at 615-898-2523 or agriculture professor Nate Phillips at 615-494-8996.