Buying fresh, locally grown produce can be hard when you’re stuck in the bubble of your college campus, especially when your campus is snuggly tucked away in DC’s northwest quarter. Whole Foods may be AU’s closest grocery store that supports local farmers, but the prices can be a little high for our tender college student budgets.
Plus, lugging grocery bags to and from campus can be a real drag. But then Wednesdays come around and those little white tents outside MGC go up as students race past with their morning lattes. Agora Farm to the rescue.
This weekly farmer’s market graces AU’s campus every Wednesday from 11am – 4pm providing students with locally grown fruits and veggies, along with homemade breads from Lancaster, PA, treats, cheeses, spreads and more. No need to trek to DuPont Sunday mornings, fighting that hangover, for freshly picked apples and locally fermented cheeses.
Instead, stop by AU’s own little farmer’s market for samples of salty peanut butter and crispy autumn apples. These prices won’t drain your eagle bucks and the short stroll to and from your dorm or apartment won’t wear out your book-carrying arms.
Agora Farms, in conjunction with AU Wellness, brings in seasonal organic produce from Pennsylvania to provide students with easy access to healthy snacks, treats and ingredients. Agora Farms also has a stand at Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market where residents from all over DC indulge in the farm’s flavorful offerings.
Fall is the season for buying local. Cooler temperatures bring savory squash, juicy apples, pie and warm cider. Don’t miss out on the goodies of this season and stop by AU’s farmer’s market next Wednesday.