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Davenport Campus: SPEAK Farmer's Market to start June 9

6/7/2011 (Archived)

ia - farmers marketThis year’s SPEAK Farmer’s Market will start on Thursday, June 9. The Farmer’s Market will be held each Thursday from 3-6 p.m. from early June through September, and will offer the same fresh local produce from Country Corner Farms as last year.

This year, the Farmer's Market will be held on the east side of Brady Street—-the side located closest to the Visitor’s Parking Lot off Palmer Drive.

The change in location from last year was made in large part to increase accessibility for both Palmer customers and those from the local community.

Another change this year will be the inclusion of a featured “Palmer Vendor” each week in addition to the farm stand. This will be a Palmer employee, student or spouse who has something to offer for sale. Items will vary each week. Also under consideration is adding other vendors to the market who sell such things as of fresh eggs, meat or baked goods. A survey is in the works for the Davenport Campus community about interest in buying these types of products.

A final change to the market is the addition of weekly events coordinated by the various organizations and clubs on campus. Clubs, fraternal organizations or other groups on campus. Examples of events being considered are an egg "toggle off," a pie-eating contest, smoothie-making contest, fresh juice-making contest, launch party, fall festival or live music. Student Services will be partnering with the market to offer prizes with prior approval if applicable.

For more information, contact Dr. Julie Johnson at (563) 884-5628.