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The days of summer are quickly dwindling as August comes to a close and September begins. Fall brings signature groceries like apples and pumpkins, but the chance to grab some fresh summer produce and products is almost over.
No need to fear; the Quinnipiac community will be able to stock up on these summer items before fall rolls around at the QU Farmer’s Market, held every Thursday in September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Bobcat Way on the Mount Carmel campus.
Now in its third year, the event will once again feature local vendors selling a variety of produce, bread, cheese and signature products to members of the Quinnipiac community. Due to its convenient location, potential customers have the chance to swing by the event on their way to or from class and pick up some free samples, browse products or purchase some hot button items before they’re gone.
Many vendors from last fall’s farmer’s market will once again be making their way to campus, offering students fresh, local items and some free samples along the way.
A full list of vendors includes:
Caseus Cheese Truck (Sept. 5, 19, 26)
Farmer Joe’s Gardens
Kennedy Kettle Corn
Mariah’s Chow Chow Relish
Meriano’s Bake Shoppe
Spuds Your Way Truck (Sept. 12, 19)
Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck (Sept. 12, 26)
Thyme & Season Natural Food Market
Farmer Joe’s Gardens, a vendor who has previously sold products at the farmer’s market, has featured fresh red tomatoes on the vine, eggplant and jars of honey mustard pretzel dip.
Kennedy Kettle Corn, also a veteran of the event, has featured products like cinnamon kettle popcorn. Sweet and salty, the kettle corn is a perfect treat for late night study sessions or on-campus movie nights with roommates.
The event will also feature food trucks which have been very popular in past years. Many students could previously be found waiting in line at the Caseus Cheese Truck or the Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck, picking up some sweet and savory items to enjoy on the way to class.
As a part of the Quinnipiac NICHE Sustainability Initiative, the farmer’s market currently, and in years past, has been an effort by the university to continue to “go green.” Currently, the university supports many sustainable initiatives on campus such as recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation, just to name a few.