University Gets Greener with Winter Farmers Market
Source Newsroom: Clarkson University
Newswise — Clarkson University's already "green" campus will get even greener in November when it becomes the winter home of the local farmers market.
Clarkson will play weekly indoors host to the farmers market most Saturdays until the market moves back outdoors in the spring.
“Supporting local farmers as part of a vibrant and sustainable region is important to Clarkson University,” said Susan Powers, associate director for sustainability. “At the same time, the market will be a wonderful resource for our students, faculty and staff, as we help to increase their access to locally grown and produced goods."
Clarkson's campus dining service is also welcoming the market with open arms. Its proximity will make it easier to source local products to serve on campus.
Locally raised meat products with no antibiotics, steroids, or growth hormones; eggs; vegetables with no pesticides, herbicides, or sprays; freshly made maple products; sweets and baked goods; handmade crafts, and holiday products will be among the products available.
Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs.