UNB students get farmers market on campus
Market offers students access to locally grown foods on campus in Fredericton
The University of New Brunswick is a little greener after the launch of the fresh produce farmers market in the Student Union Building.
The market offers students more access to locally grown foods while they're on campus.
"I go to the grocery store all the time, nothing is really in season. You can get what you want, but you don't know where it's coming from, you don't know who was producing it or how they were treated while producing it."
The farmers market will run every Wednesday all year. Kayla Chubbs, the campus student food co-ordinator, said it promotes food security.
Shes also hoping students can become more engaged in locally grown food and throughout the year the students union will try to get the student bar to buy local. Chubbs said a food bag program is also available.
"And we want to make healthy food quick and easy."
They're also hopeful healthy foods will improve the studies of students. A campus food garden is also being worked on by the students union. The Ville is developing programs for community members to learn more about urban gardening.