The Farmers Market is returning to California State University, Northridge on Tuesday, Feb. 2, providing CSUN students, faculty and staff with fresh and organic produce, breads, jams, dips, packaged foods, prepared lunches and much more.
The market has been uniting the CSUN community since spring 2015, offering more healthful and new food options on campus. It is also a chance for students to meet friends or enjoy a stroll through a relaxing environment between classes. CSUN’s Associated Students (AS) worked for two years to bring the market to campus.
“The Farmers Market is a great program that lets student have the ability to buy fresh and locally grown produce,” said Jorge Reyes, Associated Students president. “[It] brings a community feel to our campus and gives [students] a place where they can rest their mind during the week.”
The market is organized by AS Productions and AS Campus Recycling in collaboration with Raw Inspirations, a community group that educates children and adults on healthful food options.
“We let Raw Inspirations know what type of vendors we are looking for, and they find the perfect match for us to come to our Farmers Market,” Reyes said. “This is the third semester of the market, so we are still reviewing it and seeing how we can improve it.”
In addition to food options, the market offers live music, arts and crafts, soaps, flowers and other products.
AS welcomes everyone from the CSUN community to visit the Farmers Market, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday during the spring 2016 semester on East University Drive.