WUFT News

Vendors sell special goods at UF farmers market

By on October 25th, 2012

The Reitz Union drew students and vendors to its north lawn Thursday for its farmers market.

Director Beth Thompson said she hoped the market’s low prices and unusual goods would draw plenty of students.

This year, a vendor sold pumpkins at the market for the first time.

Thompson said the pumpkin sellers called her earlier this week, asking if they could bring their pumpkin patch’s leftover pumpkins.

“So of course we said yes,” she said. “It’s Halloween.”

Vendor Rose Mercaro said she sold orchids, fruit pastries, croissants, Mountain Dew cakes and other treats.

She said she sold goods at the last farmers market, which took place during spring semester.

“I was invited back again and I really enjoy it here,” she said. “They students love me here and I love the students.”

Kelly Price edited this story online.


This entry was posted in University of Florida and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in University of Florida

GALLERY: UF Graduates Collect Photos in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

UF graduates turn out for celebratory photos come rain or shine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Thursday.


Northwestern University Athletes Can Unionize; SEC Disagrees

Florida districts consider the possibility of a domino effect in Chicago’s decision to allow Northwestern student-athletes to unionize.


University of Florida Names Interim Law Dean

Professor George L. Dawson was named the UF Levin College of Law’s interim dean today after the search for the new dean had ended.


Students Run Colored in Orange and Blue

Clouds of orange and blue cornstarch rained down on more than 1,000 University of Florida students and some members of the Gainesville community as they ran through Fraternity Row, leaving Flavet Field behind them. The runners participated in the second annual [...]


University of Florida to Remove ‘Bambooville’

Jon Anderson’s “Bambooville” will be removed from the University of Florida this week. The project is behind Carr Hall, which is a designated conservation area.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments