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Distributed September 11, 2003
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News and photo advisory
Farmers market on Brown campus to feature locally grown produce

Eight area farmers will sell their fresh produce at a farmers market sponsored by Brown University Food Services. The farmers market, which will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Sharpe Refectory on the Brown campus, is part of University Food Service’s Community Harvest Program.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Brown University Food Services is sponsoring a farmers market on campus Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. as part of its Community Harvest Program. The vendors – eight farmers from Rhode Island and nearby southeastern Massachusetts – will sell their produce, flowers, herbs and fruits outside the main doors of Sharpe Refectory, in Wriston Quadrangle on the Brown campus.

Community Harvest is University Food Service’s effort to build relationships with local farmers and increase its purchase of locally grown produce. Brown currently includes locally grown produce in meals served in the University’s dining halls and in items prepared by the University’s catering services.

Wriston Quadrangle can be reached through gates on George Street, between Thayer and Brown streets, or through the arch on Brown Street near George.

Who University Food Services

What A University-sponsored farmers market, featuring locally grown
fruits and vegetables, flowers and herbs

Where Sharpe Refectory, main entrance
Wriston Quadrangle on the Brown campus

When 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003


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