The Farmers Market at Maryland
provides a weekly opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to purchase healthy foods, fresh from local farms. In addition to facilitating physical wellness, a farm to table approach to eating inspires environmental consciousness, which is an aspect of social wellness.
A trial open-air market, referred to as “Testudo’s Market,” was warmly welcomed onto campus in April 2010. Since then, several Wellness Coalition members have been working to establish an enduring farmers market on our campus with the goal of introducing students to the health and sustainable benefits of buying food from local farmers.
The market is a partnership between the Wellness Coalition and the Office of Sustainability. It is financially supported by the Division of Student Affairs. The farmers market is a visible sign of the Division’s commitment to the health and wellness of Maryland students, faculty, and staff and represents a significant step forward in the ongoing effort to create a culture of wellness at UMD.
Mark your calendar and join us every Wednesday for delicious local produce and live music. Help us make The Farmers Market at Maryland
a success for local farmers and a thriving tradition for our campus.