Farmer’s markets come to University of Cincinnati

At the University of Cincinnati students have organized themselves and created a group dedicated to “promoting sustainable and ecological design education, sponsoring student participation in workshops and conferences, and playing an active role in raising environmental design awareness in the community.”

As part of that mission, Students for Ecological Design, hosts a farmer’s market on UC’s main campus. So far there have been two markets, with two left this spring quarter. At these farmer’s markets vendors from Findlay and Northside markets come to campus to provide local products like baked goods, fruit and vegetables, jams, plants and assorted crafts to students.

The on-campus farmer’s markets are not exclusive to UC students though as vendors are encouraging people in the surrounding neighborhoods to come as well.

The next two farmer’s market will be held on Monday, May 18th and Monday, June 1st from 11am to 3pm on McMicken Commons (from Clifton Avenue, walk east into campus past McMicken Hall).

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.