Emory Farmers Market returns March 23

Emory Report | March 17, 2021

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Pick up lunch, snack or other grocery items – and support local vendors – at the Emory Farmers Market, returning on Tuesdays beginning March 23. You can also receive fresh vegetables each week from the Oxford Organic Farm or the Eagle Food Co-op.

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A favorite of the Emory community returns to the Atlanta campus on Tuesday, March 23: Emory Farmers Market.

Lunch, snack and grocery items will be available from approximately a dozen local farmers, small business owners and artisans from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on McDonough Field. Spring semester markets will be held each Tuesday through April 27.

Any Emory community member who is approved to be on campus is welcome to attend. Face covering and physical distancing protocols will be followed. 

Visitors should bring reusable bags for shopping and reusable utensils for eating. To make things even easier for students, most vendors will accept Dooley and Eagle Dollars.

Sharing freshness beyond the market

In addition to supporting the weekly Farmers Market, the Emory community can purchase fresh, seasonal vegetables from the Oxford Organic Farm on the Oxford campus. The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides a box of fresh, organically grown vegetables – some familiar and some more unique – each week to those who have registered. Pick-ups are available on both the Oxford and Atlanta campuses; visit this page for more information and to sign up.

The Eagle Food Co-op is another option this semester, made possible through a developing partnership between the Campus Life Student Case Management and Intervention Services team, Bread Coffeehouse and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives.

Every Tuesday, excess harvests of produce and herbs grown by volunteers in the campus Educational Gardens will be available at the Eagle Food Co-op for students and employees who need access to free produce and other foods. 

Co-op pick-ups are at Bread Coffeehouse (1227 Clifton Road). Students and employees who are interested in visiting the co-op should complete this form to schedule a pick-up time.

Students who are experiencing food insecurity can also seek access to resources available through Campus Life at any time by completing this form

For those who enjoy working with plants, anyone who is approved to be on campus is welcome to join workdays in Emory’s Educational Gardens. Volunteers follow Emory’s gathering guidelines, wear face coverings and keep appropriate physical distance between themselves while working. 

Current workday schedules are:

  • Clairmont Campus garden: Mondays at 10 a.m.
  • School of Medicine garden: Mondays at 12 p.m.
  • Cox Bridge garden: Mondays at 1 p.m.
  • Candler School of Theology garden: Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
  • Rollins School of Public Health garden: Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
  • WoodPEC garden: Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
  • Depot garden: Wednesdays at 12 p.m. 

Garden work sessions last one hour. Those interested in volunteering can stay up-to-date by emailing gardens@emory.edu.