The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market has returned for a summer run on Tuesdays through July.
The market is a collaboration between Healthy Carolina, USC Student Government, USC Parking Services and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture to make fresh, local foods accessible to the USC community and local residents. In order to have a booth at the market, vendors must sell fresh produce, locally grown items or sustainable products.
The summer vendors include Veggie Patch, Asya’s Organic Farms and B&B Farms, said Mandy Feeks, a graduate assistant with Healthy Carolina.
“Each week they offer a ton of seasonal, fresh and local produce and other products,” she said.
Campus partners including Outdoor Recreation, Sustainable Carolina and Sodexo/Carolina Dining will also be on hand with information to share. USC first lady Patricia Moore-Pastides’ staff also plans to have a booth to hand out tastings of her recipes.
The summer market is held on David Field near Longstreet Theatre and the intersection of Greene and Sumter streets. The market is open from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on June 17 and 24, and July 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Bridget Winston, Special to The State