The weekly MTSU Student Farmers Market will be open most Fridays this summer at the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center.
With the exception of July 4, the market will continue every Friday until early fall, assistant professor Nate Phillips said.
Because of road construction at the intersection of Champion and Lightning ways, people shopping at 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 http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.
Available to customers between noon and 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, will be spring onions, kale, strawberries, mustard greens, lettuce, peas and carrots. Honey from the MTSU farm will be for sale, along with native perennials and shrubs.
Accepted forms of payment are cash and checks made payable to MTSU. No debit or credit cards will 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 farm and dairy, 3001 to 3211 Guy James Road in Lascassas, Tennessee. All of what is being sold will be harvested Friday mornings.
Phillips said they will be inviting customers to visit the MTSU farm from 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, “to view the gardens, meet the gardeners and purchase vegetables.”
Phillips said they may continue the Tuesday sale at the farm if customers show interest. The farm entrance, located near the one-lane bridge, is at 3001 Guy James Road.
For more information about the market, call the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience at 615-898-2523 or Phillips at 615-494-8996.
The School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, which has nearly 500 majors, is one of 10 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)