Local goodies: K-State farmers’ market will pop up Bosco Plaza today

Erin Bailey sorts produce at the Willow Lake Student Farm table at the K-State Farmers Market on October 25, 2017. (File photo by Alex Shaw | Collegian Media Group)

The K-State Student Union Program Council will be hosting a farmer’s market at Bosco Student Plaza today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For students and staff of Kansas State, this provides an easy way to purchase fresh, affordable and local items. Vendors selling various fruits, vegetables and baked goods will be present.

Chelsea Klahr, senior in English and aself-proclaimed “foodie,” expressed her excitement about the market.

“I’ve always enjoyed the farmer’s market ever since I was a kid,” Klahr said. “I love all the homegrown produce provided by the vendors. There are so many varieties of vegetables, and I’m a sucker for some good fruit. Fresh peaches are my weakness, so it’s nice being able to buy these items in a convenient place, like the plaza.”

Maddie Cannon, senior in early childhood development, shared the same excitement.

“Farmers’ markets are an awesome way to meet the people tending to our food,” Cannon said. “Supporting local patrons and getting to peruse the tables of food they’ve either made or grown is just heart-warming. Not only that, but the prices are usually cheap and the produce is always fresh. It’s a good deal for everyone, really.”

For more information on UPC’s Farmers’ Markets, visit www.kstateupc.com/our-events.