Farmer's Market to be held in the Quad Friday

Syracuse University and SUNY ESF as well as the Department of Recreation Services are teaming up to host a community farmer's market and an apple festival in the quad on Friday, Sept. 16.

Do you like fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables?

Well here is your opportunity to come to the quad and stock your fridge, without breaking the bank. The event starts at 11 a.m. in the quad, and this year's farmer's market will feature a wide variety of locally grown fruits, veggies, plants, snacks and condiments. In addition, locally made crafts and handmade items will be on sale, according to the SU Events Calendar.

There will also be educational literature on healthy eating and sustainable practices. While it may be hard to resist those desserts in the dining hall, here is a chance to stock your dorm room or kitchen with healthy, grab and go snacks that will keep you full and balance out that food pyramid.

According to, did you know that the darker color vegetables are, the healthier they are for you? So when you stop by the farmer's market on Friday, be sure to pick up hearty heads of lettuce, ripe tomatoes, sweet potatoes and acorn squash!

Also on Friday in the quad is the Department of Recreation Services' inaugural Apple Festival. The event starts at 11 a.m. and will have food, games, prizes, music, information booths and a two-mile fun run or walk.

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