Sales at the weekly MTSU Student Farmers Market will resume Friday, July 11, from noon to 2 p.m. with fresh farm-raised produce plus delicious honey from the hard-working bees of the MTSU Farm — all perfect for a tasty summer meal.
The market, which is open to the public, is held at the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center.
Because of nearby road construction, however, shoppers should use Rutherford Boulevard to enter the east side of campus at MTSU Boulevard, following it past the Student Union to the entrance of the Cummings Parking Lot on the right across from Cummings Hall.
The Horticulture Center is located at the north side of the parking lot. Signs will be posted to direct shoppers around the building to its front entrance for the farmers market.
A printable campus map can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.
Produce available for customers will include tomatoes, beans, onions, kale, mustard greens, peas, potatoes, garlic, kohlrabi, yellow squash, basil and carrots. Some native perennials and shrubs also will be available.
On sale days, all the produce is harvested fresh each Friday morning before market time.
Accepted forms of payment are cash and checks made payable to MTSU. No debit or credit cards can be accepted.
The produce is grown and harvested by students, faculty and staff at the university’s Experiential Learning and Research Center, also known as the MTSU Farm and Dairy, located at 3001 to 3211 Guy James Road in Lascassas, Tennessee.
The MTSU Student Farmers Market will be open each Friday through early fall.
For more information about the market, call the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience at 615-898-2523 or Dr. Nate Phillips, associate professor of agribusiness and agriscience, at 615-494-8996.