Friday Student Farmers Market continues through Au...

Friday Student Farmers Market continues through August

MTSU Farm Supervisor Austin Lohin, left, discusses mandevilla plants with biology professor Dr. Charles McGhee and his wife, Ann, during the June 8 Student Farmers Market. (MTSU photos by News and Media Relations)

MTSU’s Friday Student Farmers Market is under way each week through mid-August with fresh produce grown and harvested by students, faculty and staff.

Farmers Market hours are noon until 3 p.m. Fridays at the University’s Horticulture Center, which is located on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center.

An assortment of vegetables will be available, including strawberries, onions, potatoes, garlic, carrots, Swiss chard, cabbage, tomatoes and zucchini squash, as well as MTSU honey, potted herbs and vegetables, and nursery perennials and shrubs.

Biology professor Dr. John DuBois inspects the tomato crop at the June 8 Student Farmers Market at MTSU.

The produce is grown at the University’s Experiential Learning and Research Center at the MTSU Farm and Dairy off Guy James Road in Lascassas.

The Student Farmers Market is open to the campus community and the general public. Accepted forms of payment are cash and checks only; debit and credit cards can’t be processed at the campus market.

Because of a temporary road closure, visitors should take either Faulkinberry Drive off Middle Tennessee Boulevard or Champion Way off Greenland Drive to reach the Horticulture Center on Lightning Way. To locate parking near the sale site, a printable campus map is available at

For more information, call the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience at 615-898-2523 or Dr. Nate Phillips at 615-494-8996. For information on MTSU’s involvement with a new EBT program at the Rutherford County Farmers’ Market, click here.

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