EAT SMART, BUY LOCAL, BE LOBO!
It’s official! The Sustainability Studies Program is proud to announce that during the Fall 2012 semester we will be hosting a series of six weekly growers’ markets on UNM main campus. Come on by and support your local, sustainable growers and producers.
The market will run from August 29 through October 3, and will be held on Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm on Cornell Mall. There will be about ten vendors set up in the grassy, shady area between Johnson Gym and the bronze statues just south of the SUB.
During late summer and early fall, local produce is at its best and most abundant. At the Lobo Growers’ Market you can look forward not only to fresh produce, but also to locally-made value-added products and prepared foods. Offerings will include tomatoes, corn, melons, peaches, pears, apples, potatoes, onions, summer squash, beets, carrots, herbs, chard, garlic, honey, salsas, fruit jams and preserves, aguas frescas, breads and pastries, tamales, and handcrafted soaps and bodycare products.
Each market will be themed! You’ll have the opportunity to learn about seed saving, participate in a recipe swap, and watch a cooking demo. Stay tuned for a final list of vendors and market themes…
In the meantime, we want your input on how to improve future LOBO Growers’ Markets. Let us know which products or specific local producers you’d like to see on campus, and we’ll do our best to make it happen! We appreciate the feedback.