During the summer of 2009, Temple University and the Food Trust of Philadelphia joined to host a farmer's market at Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Park Walk on Temple's Main Campus. This was partially spurred as a result of successful farmer's markets held by the student organization, Students for Environmental Action, during the Fall 2008 semester. The market is now held every Thursday from 2pm to 6pm from June through December. You can purchase fresh, local seasonal produce and baked goods. EBT/ ACCESS Cards and Senior/WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Vouchers are accepted. For more information please visit www.TheFoodTrust.org.
Pre- and post-consumer food waste from Johnson and Hardwick dining hall and pre-consumer food waste from Howard Gittis Student Center is collected for composting.
|Local Food Sourcing||
Food sourcing has become a hot topic of the sustainability movement as people learn more about “food miles” and the impact food traveling thousands of miles from farm to table has on the emission of greenhouse gases. Not only is locally grown food better for the environment, it also helps to support a just and equitable local economy, another one of the Three Pillars of Sustainability. Visit Temple University Dining Services to learn more about sustainable food initiatives on campus.