Farmers Market: Happy Pets, Healthy People

2012 Happy Pets, Healthy People

Students pet dogs at the Happy Pets, Healthy People Farmers Market in 2012.

Celebrate animal companions at this week’s U of U Farmers Market! Come to the U of U Farmers Market this Thursday for the second annual Happy Pets, Healthy People Day in recognition of the role of pets in our community and the health and wellness benefits they can provide to their people. There will be representatives from the Adopt Me Society with adoptable animals and information about volunteer opportunities with the organization. Intermountain Therapy Animals will also be at the market with a booth where students, staff, and visitors can take a few minutes and relax with a friendly furry friend. With midterms approaching, it’s a great way to release some stress!

Rain or shine, the market goes on! There are only two markets left until the end of the season, so get to the market to purchase fresh veggies from the Edible Campus Gardens and Tagge’s Famous Fruits. Feeling a chill? Grab a hot beverage from Charming Beard Coffee and get warm lunch from University Dining, Tamales Tita, Caribbean Grill, or Surefire Pizza.

The Farmers Market links local growers, food producers, artisans, and local non-profits with the campus community and visitors for a fun and tasty weekly event. Come join us for another year to enjoy a great selection of fresh produce and foods from local businesses. Market highlights include the student-run Edible Campus Gardens produce booth and the University Dining Services’ popular lunch stand. New amenities to the U of U Farmers Market in 2013 include bicycle valet parking courtesy of Commuter Services and a veggie valet produce storage service courtesy of University Dining Services. The market is in its 6th year.

The Farmers Market runs from 10 am to 2 pm on Thursdays until October 10 in Tanner Plaza between the Union and Student Services Building.

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