From its grand opening on September 3 through its seasonal closing on October 22, 2009, Earth to U. Farmers Market was a delicious success. Nearly 3,000 people from campus and nearby downtown neighborhoods came to sample and shop on opening day, making it one of the most successful farmers market openings in the nation, said Donita Anderson, executive director of North Union Farmers Market, which partners with CSU to bring the market to campus.
Because the Market supports local farmers and small businesses, shortens the route from farm to plate, cuts pollution, and makes fresh foods readily available to city workers and residents, it is a vital part of CSU's commitment to sustainability. Please support Earth to U.!
When and where is Earth to U.?
Earth to U. will reopen in May 2010 every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Watch for announcements about the grand re-opening on campus and throughout the neighborhood.
The Market will take place on Euclid Avenue, on a new, eco-friendly plaza between East 18th and East 21st streets. Abundant shade, rain gardens, seating, a performance pavilion and much more will create a delightful festival ambiance where you can shop, eat and enjoy your market in the city.
Need to Drive? Park in the new South Garage for $1 per hour. View map.
What can I find at Earth to U.?
A seasonal delight of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, sweet treats, lunch items, and so much more. Up to 30 vendors take part each week. Everything is grown or handmade and brought to you fresh from local farmers and artisans who are committed to sustainable practices and the highest quality and freshest products.
A sample of items offered:
Apples and apple cider
Peppers, potatoes, broccoli, vegetables galore
Grey House Pies
Zoss the Swiss Baker: breads, quiches, sweet treats
Judy's Oasis – wide array of Middle Eastern fare
La Campanga – gourmet lunches from locally grown products
Fire Restaurant – wide range of soups, sandwiches, salads
Peaches, pears, plums, black raspberries
Melons of all kinds
Squash and pumpkins
Jams and preserves