Every Thursday students at UW-Eau Claire have the chance to pick up locally produced food and goods at the Centennial Campus Market. Fruits and veggies picked from the Forest Street Community Garden give students a break from grabbing a bite in the dining halls, and they can also shop for local art or grab coffee. Organizers said it's a chance for the university students to get engaged and excited about some of the things happening in the city of Eau Claire.
"I think a lot of people forget that the university is such a huge part of, not only out population, but the culture of our city. The local food movement that is happening in Eau Claire is growing at an unbelievable rate and to get the campus involved in that is essential. It's essential to the growth of the local food movement as as essential to the growth and the thriving of the campus community," said Kate Beaton, Eau Claire City Council member and organizer of the market.
This is the second year the market has set up shop on campus. They will be behind Centennial Hall every Thursday from 9:00-2:00 through October 13.