Florida Southern College is bringing back the farmers market on Sept. 11, following the positive reaction it received from students last semester.
The first farmers market of the year will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Terrace Cafe by the pool balcony. This will be a monthly event that will also take place on Oct. 9 and Nov. 13.
FSC’s Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the first farmers market last February as a response to student demand for healthier on-campus dining options.
“This is the second semester we have brought this to campus and as long as students continue to enjoy it and take advantage of it, we will keep having it,” Tipirneni said.
Students will be able to use their SnakeBites and/or MocBucks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables brought in by local vendors.
“Students shop just as if they were at a normal farmers market and pick up the fresh produce they want,” SGA President Arjeet Tipirneni said. “They then go into the Mocmart to pay. We are encouraging students to bring any reusable bags they have.”
This event is expected to have a large student turnout due to its previous popularity among the student body. Students are also expected to purchase more products because the new meal plan which includes a “surplus of snakebites”, according to Tipirneni.
For more information about the FSC farmers market, students can log onto Engage website.