Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.29
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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University of Louisville
PAE-T2-12: 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 mid-May through the end of October. The market is located on the 400 block of E. Gray Street, between S. Preston and S. Jackson streets.

On May 17, 2012, The Gray Street Farmers Market kicked off its fourth season with 15 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, cheese, honey, baked and canned goods, lunch items, and more.

SPHIS 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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