The Samford University Student Dietetic
Association will sponsor an on-campus Farmer’s Market Thursday, Oct. 7,
10 a.m.-2 p.m., on Ben Brown Plaza.
Produce from Jones Valley Urban Farm and other
local farmers will be available. Many of the vendors supply fresh
vegetables that are used in the Samford cafeteria.
The purpose of the event, says dietetic
association faculty advisor Dr. Pat Terry, is to spotlight local farmers
and promote sustainable and community supported agriculture.
“This is one way to fight the obesity crisis in
our country: to make fresh, local produce and natural products available
to everyone,” said Terry.
On Wednesday, Oct. 6, the dietetic association
and the Samford Film Club will co-sponsor a screening of the
documentary, “Food, Inc.,” at 7 p.m. in the Christenberry Planetarium in
Propst Hall. The film examines corporate farming in
the U.S. The showing will also include remarks by Terry and Samford
chef Chris Vizzina.