Love farmers markets? UT Farm Stand debuts this week

The Farm Stand at UT will launch at noon on Thursday with fresh produce and other farmers market-type foods, such as bread. The farm stand will take place six times before the semester's end.

The Farm Stand at UT will launch at noon on Thursday with fresh produce and other farmers market-type foods, such as bread. The farm stand will take place six times before the semester’s end. Photo from @utfarmstand.

The University of Texas is about to get a farm stand.

The student-run stand, funded by UT’s Green Fee with support from the Division of Housing and Food Service, have joined efforts to launch what they are calling UT’s first farm stand, which launches Thursday from noon to 5:50 p.m. in the East Mall. (It seems like there have been other farmers markets or produce stands at UT in the past decade, but I can’t recall exactly where or when. My archive searches didn’t bring up anything, so maybe they are right.)

The farm stand will feature produce from local farms, including Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Fruitful Hill, G&S Groves, UT’s MicroFarm and Farmshare Austin, as well as baked goods from New World Bakery. Customers can pay with cash, cards or Bevo Bucks.

Unlike the other farms markets and farm stands around Central Texas, the UT farm stand won’t be open every week. This semester’s farm stand days are listed as February 25, March 31, April 13, April 27 and May 5, and I believe they alternate between the East and West malls.

This week, according to the Farm Stand at UT Facebook page, they’ll have bread, carrots, kale, beets, green garlic, butternut squash, cilantro, radishes, red cabbage and oranges for sale.

 

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