New Location for UCR Farmers Market

The UCR Farmers Market brings homegrown produce and handcrafted goods to the campus and community

The Farmers Market can be found at the lawn between the Arts Building and Hinderaker Hall. Shannon Koga

The UCR Farmers Market has officially relocated from Glen Mor, to the lawn between the Arts building and Hinderaker Hall.

The weekly market’s schedule will remain the same: every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.

“With the new location, there will be more foot traffic and visibility,” said Cassie Taan, restaurant systems and support supervisor of Dining Services. Taan is one of three managers working to make the Farmers Market a more enjoyable and accessible event.

Julie Zeno, another Farmers Market manager and Aberdeen-Inverness unit manager of the residential restaurant, said the new location accommodates more than just students, but staff and faculty as well.

“We want the community to know that we’re here,” Taan said.

The Farmers Market debuted at its new location on May 4. On a recent Thursday, students said they found the area to be extremely easy to find.

“I’m a big fan of farmers markets in general… When I came to Southern California I was really disappointed there weren’t any CSA’s here—Community Supported Agricultures—for me to get involved with. And then one day I found out [UCR] had a farmers market on campus and I was just stoked,” said transfer student Hannah Urrego.

“[The Farmers Market is] interesting because I get to know more about the community,” said another UCR student, Estrella Luna.

Local farmers and vendors provide high-quality vegetables and artisanal goods. Shannon Koga

Farmers Market vendors offer a variety of homegrown vegetables and handcrafted items, from jewelry to essential oils.

The Farmers Market managers expect at least three new vendors to be added in the next month: a jewelry vendor, a falafel stand, and a Native American fry bread stand.

“We’re not looking to make a profit off [vendors],” said Jamie Entrikin, also a Farmers Market manager and the Starbucks unit manager. “This is a campus and community initiative.”

If you go:

  • Date: Every Thursday
  • Time: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Location: Lawn between the Arts building and Hinderaker Hall

Keep up to date with Farmers Market events by following it on Facebook and Instagram. For a limited time, get a free vanilla ice cream cone from the Moo Moo Truck with any purchase from a Farmers Market vendor.

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