Kennesaw State University Summer Farmers Market open every Thursday
Public invited to purchase fresh, sustainable produce and baked goods through Aug. 7 KENNESAW, Ga…
Georgia (May 29, 2014) — Public invited to purchase fresh, sustainable produce and baked goods through Aug. 7
KENNESAW, Ga. (May 29, 2014) — Kennesaw State’s Summer Farmers Market opens today and will operate every Thursday 4-7 p.m. until August 7. Locally sourced food, such as sustainable and fresh produce, baked goods, artisan breads, gourmet popcorn and honey, will be available to the public in KSU’s East Parking Lot just north of the Waffle House on Frey Road.
The market is operated through a campus partnership between KSU’s Culinary and Hospitality Services and the Students for Environmental Sustainability. The Students for Environmental Sustainability are committed to teaching the campus and local communities about urban gardening and responsible farming methods. As part of KSU’s Farm-to-Campus initiatives, the student-run market is dedicated to providing products that support the local economy.
KSU’s Culinary and Hospitality Services has been nationally recognized for sustainable dining practices and its Farm-to-Campus initiatives. KSU received the National Restaurant Association’s Operator Innovations Award for Sustainability and won the Innovator of the Year award. The award-winning dining hall, The Commons, was a finalist for the 2014 National Restaurants Association Operator Innovator Awards for Health and Nutrition.
Culinary and Hospitality Services also received the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Trident Award for Sustainability and was recognized by Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The Commons was ranked fourth for Best College Dining Hall by BestColleges.com, ranked in the Top 10 by the Daily Meal for the 60 Best Colleges for Food in America and ranked 14th in the nation by The Daily Beast/Newsweek. It also was honored with the Innovator Award from the Georgia Restaurant Association.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.