Gwen Fowler



Locally grown food markets on campus

Posted 4/10/2010 8:24:00 PM

Here’s at least one thing you don’t have to worry about when you send the kids off to college: They can still get their South Carolina-grown fresh veggies and fruits.

Clemson University and the University of South Carolina have on-campus markets featuring locally grown products.

Both have been successful at attracting students and the surrounding community, said Stephen Hudson of the S.C. Department of Agriculture.

At USC, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market opens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Russell House. The next market dates are April 13 and April 20. Among the items available in addition to produce are breads, meat, cheese, nuts, popcorn, honey, jams and jellies, and candles and soap.

Clemson’s Farm-Fresh Market runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. about twice a month and is outside the Student Union. The next market is April 21.