Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-10-05
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.