The Southeastern Louisiana University student organization Reconnect will sponsor a farmers market in front of the Student Union on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The only student-run farmers market on a college campus in the state, the event features food sales from area farmers, food samples, arts and crafts, homemade soaps, and much more.

Vendors include Deb’s Designs’ all-natural bath and body products and Mrs. Francis Chauvin’s homemade pies and shoe sole pastries. In addition to fresh produce, other items available for purchase include jams and jellies, beef jerky, tea cakes, hummus, farm-fresh eggs, breads, and popsicles.

“The Reconnect Farmers Market is an event where you can interact with local farmers and vendors, eat a healthy and fresh lunch, or pick up some homemade jewelry or bath products from your fellow students. It’s a way to shop locally and support healthy food choices without having to leave campus,” said Diana Taj, public relations coordinator for Reconnect.

A student environmental club, Reconnect participates in the Real Food Challenge, a national effort among college students to promote the use of locally grown, healthy and sustainable food products.

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