Education major Natasha Jamal selects colourful carrotsEducation major Natasha Jamal selects colourful carrots from Natural Earth Organics during the Farmer’s Market, Thursday outside the CAW Student Centre.

Market brings farmer’s goods to centre of campus

The campus farmer’s market is “a great idea,” says Sabrinna Misasi. The first-year psychology and sociology student bought three peaches and a quart of strawberries from Bob Arquette of Mimi’s Fruits and vegetables during Thursday’s market day outside the CAW Student Centre.

“I am so excited,” she says. “I was kind of waiting for the market to be open.”

She says living in residence means she has less access to fresh fruit than she did at home.

“I know a lot of students probably feel the same way,” Misasi says. “I will definitely be here every Thursday.”

Students, staff and faculty browsed the goods offered by vendors at a number of stalls, featuring everything from organic produce to candles.

“The only butter tart I have ever regretted is one I didn’t buy,” says Armand Gaudette, an application programmer in IT Services, as he picked up a variety pack of six from the Mennonite bakers of the Dutch House.

The market will operate from 1 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through October 9.