Market update 10/13

Howdy!

Well, seems like the skies should finally be sunny by 3 this afternoon, so come enjoy some sunshine and hang out with us at the farmers market. Our vendors are excited to share the fruits (and veggies) of their labor with you today. This afternoon we’ve got a special musical act for you, all the way from Providence, RI, Joe Fletcher. He has been making his way through Alabama for the last couple of weeks, and Tuscaloosa is his last stop before he heads back north. It’s not a show to miss!

The Tuscaloosa Food Summit is tomorrow at Canterbury Episcopal in the student center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Y’all should come out. Andrea Mabry, the market manager, will represent Homegrown Alabama during the panel discussion at 1:00. Here’s the schedule:

9:00-10:30 AM Food Banks, Food Security, and Food Deserts
10:30-11:45 AM The Role of Faith Based Initiatives in Sustainable Food
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch and Lunch Topic How can business be part of the solution?

1-2:15 pm Community Gardens, CSA’s, Farmers Markets, and Urban Agriculture
2:30- 4:00 PM – The Complete Cost of Food (a discussion of the economics, social implications, health consequences, and environmental impact of eating from the modern food supply system)
4:00 PM – Closing remarks

One last thing: I hope next week’s Homegrown Fall Festival is marked on your calendars!

See you this afternoon!

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About homegrownalabama

Homegrown Alabama is a student organization at The University of Alabama. Our goal is to bring local produce onto the University campus and to form partnerships between the University and local producers. We organize the farmers' market that runs form May till September every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at Canterbury Episcopal Chapel.
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