UT Farmers Market Opens Wednesday

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The UT Farmers Market kicks off Wednesday, May 18, at the UT Gardens on Neyland Drive. The market is hosted by the Institute of Agriculture’s Organic and Sustainable Crops Unit. Neal Denton, Knox County director for UT Extension, will ring the opening bell to kick off the market, which will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday through October.

Each week the Farmers Market will include fresh produce, local food, cooking demonstrations, creations from the UT Culinary Institute, entertainment, children’s events, educational information, and more.

Opening day activities will include free kids yoga sessions from Aravinda Yoga and Healing Arts Center, open to children ages five to thirteen. Learn about vermicomposting—composting with worms—and visit the Green Community booth.

This is the second year for the Farmers Market, which is managed by student interns who are interested in farming and farmland preservation. The video below was made during last year’s market, and gives a preview of what may be offered this summer.

For more information on the Farmers Market, click here or call 806-1557.

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