Celebrating Earth Day: Farmer’s Market

With the arrival of spring in New England, we can finally enjoy the warmer weather and take advantage of seasonal local ingredients. It’s the perfect time to host fun outdoor events!

We partnered with Farm Fresh Rhode Island and Sid Wainer & Son to organize a farmer’s market in celebration of Earth Week. Thanks to the support from the Brandeis Sustainability Fund & Brandeis Office of Sustainability, we were able to share everything with our students for free, in collaboration with the Brandeis Student Union.

Our farmer’s market was a lively and vibrant event, featuring an array of fresh produce and goodies. The students were impressed by how well the farmer’s market turned out and excited to get their hands on fresh and nutrient-rich produce. 

The farmers’ market provided our students with nutritious fresh foods and an excellent learning opportunity for college students. They were educated on flavors and variety of produce grown nearby, as well as the benefits of eating fresh and local produce and the opportunity to try new food and beverages.

The event allowed us to bring the Brandeis community together by the joy of fresh ingredients, for the greater good supporting local farmers. It was a delightful experience for everyone involved, and we are looking forward to having another farmer’s market in the fall.

All of our products were sourced from our partners at Farm Fresh Rhode Island and Sid Wainer & Son such as, Apples from multiple New England farms, pita chips from Z Pita Chipz in Warren, RI, pickles from Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA, nut-free granola bars from Shri Bark Snacks in Pawtucket, RI, maple syrup from Quissett Hill Farm in Mendon, MA, lemonade from Little Maven Lemonade in Warren, RI, Carrots from Langwater Farm in North Easton, MA, kombucha from Fieldstone Kombucha in Bristol, RI, gluten-free crackers from Betta Bakes in Warren, RI, French radishes from Wainer Family Farm in Dartmouth, MA, tomatoes from Backyard Farms in Madison, ME and lastly the wheatgrass from Farming Turtles in Exeter, RI.