On Tuesday, 16 September, the University of Limerick hosted its first Farmers Market. This weekly market brings local food producers (from across counties Limerick, Clare and Tipperary) into the centre of the university campus. The Farmers Market initiative is part of a broader movement to encourage ethical consumption and sustainable development within the university.
A range of local produce is available at this weekly event including organic local fruit and vegetables, speciality breads and pastries, conservation beef and lamb, jams and chutneys, freshly pressed juices, local cheeses, fish and ethically sourced health foods.
Developed by the UL Environmental Committee and supported by the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), the Farmers Market puts the theory of sustainable living into practice - right at the heart of campus life.
The UL Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday afternoon from noon to 5.30pm in the S.U. Courtyard. All are welcome to attend.