Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.11
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2011
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University of Louisville
Tier2-3: Farmers' Market

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution host a farmers' market for the community?:

A brief description of the farmers’ market:

As part of its outreach program, the University of Louisville's School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) worked with community partners to launch the Gray Street Farmers’ Market on UofL's Health Sciences Campus in June 2009. The goal of this market is to increase access to fresh, locally grown food in the downtown area. The market is located in an area of Louisville identified as a "food desert" with very limited access to grocery stores or other fresh and healthy foods.

The Gray Street Farmers' Market is open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday from late May through October. The market is located on the 400 block of E. Gray Street, between S. Preston and S. Jackson streets.

There are 23 vendors participating, offering lunch items, fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, cheese, honey, bakery items, canned goods, crafts and flowers.

SPHIS has established this market in partnership with the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, UofL Health Care, the Louisville Area Chapter of the Red Cross and Metro United Way. Other key collaborators include the Community Farm Alliance and the Louisville Farmers' Market Association. These organizations have representatives on the market governing committee, along with several of the participating vendors.

The website URL where information about the market is available:
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