Farmers market stresses sustainability


Lydia Sanchez

A customer complets a purchase made at the Farmers Market held at Reeve Memorial Union.

Sodexo sponsored a Farmers Market at Reeve Memorial Union on Sept. 27. All the businesses in attendance had one thing in common: sustainability.
Many of the vendors had lots of sustainability strategies that makes their produce different.

A representative of Midwest Foods said they source their products from local vendors and Amish farms to make sure their customers are getting the freshest produce, pesticide free.

Creekside Aquaponics, Neenah, grows plants in the water that has been used to cultivate fish. “Every vegetable we have is grown without soil,” said Kaily Cooper and Donna Fritz from Creekside Aquaponics.

Fruits and vegetables weren’t all that the market provided. There was even a popsicle stand called Fox Pop.

Brandon Pannier from Fox Pop said that all their popsicles are homemade and free from dyes and artificial sweeteners, and they taste fresh.

The students who attended were excited about the fresh produce and interesting beef jerky.

UW Oshkosh students said there was a lot of natural food.

“Fresh food is hard to find on campus, so it was nice to have access to organic and healthy foods from smaller businesses,” UWO student Jhordin Andell said.