Sunday, October 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

UC Farmers Market has new look, location

By
From page A1 | March 23, 2012 |

Despite all of the media attention on eating right, not everyone gets the message. Especially those who don’t get their information from “mainstream” sources.

A 2011 survey conducted by Oregon State University and published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that both male and female college students’ nutritional intake was less than ideal.

In an effort to ensure that UC Davis students are getting their recommended allotment of fruits and vegetables, the Davis Farmers Market has revamped, rebranded and relocated the UC Davis Farmers Market to the Silo Union.

“Our primary goal is to get our students to eat more fruits and vegetables,” said Jason Lorgan, associate director of UC Davis Stores, which is a sponsor of the UCD Farmers Market. “This will be a festive atmosphere. It will be more fun than walking a produce aisle.”

Linda Adams, a registered dietitian and UCD Dining Services’ director of sustainability and nutrition, added: “This definitely improves access to fresh, local produce. … It does benefit the campus student body as well as the faculty and staff.”

The kickoff for the updated market is Wednesday, April 4. The UCD Farmers Market will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday for 10 weeks, weather permitting. Special for the kickoff only, there will be face painting and cooking demonstrations, along with an early release of  “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” ($26.88 including tax).

“We chose the Silo area because it’s a food hub,” said Randii MacNear, manager of the Davis Farmers Market. “People are out and about for lunch. It’s a great time to be out on campus. Plus, the farmers at UC Davis will pack up and move over to the Farmers Market in the park.”

Growers who will be on the campus are the Cabral Family Orchards, Mt. Moriah Farms, Toledo Farms, Bullfrog Farms, Fruit Factory, UC Davis Student Farm, Stenel Farms, Williamson Farms, Shoup Farms, and — as soon as the cherries ripen — Gotelli Cherries.

“These are the same farmers who’ve been with us,” said MacNear, referring to when the market was found on the East Quad. “We lost some foot traffic (on the Quad) and just wanted to go where there were more people.”

The Silo Union has several eateries and two food trucks — Shah’s Halal and Star Ginger — to bring in customers. The Gunrock Pub and Harvest Bakery are also there providing soups, salads and baked goods. UCD Dining Services will highlight different growers and produce with samples.

While the market is not just for students, there are special services for students.

“Students on meal plans can use their meal cards at the Farmers Market,” said Danielle Lee, sustainability manager for UCD Dining Services. “They just visit the red cart where they exchange meal (credits) for vouchers.”

In addition to a new location, the UCD Farmers Market now has a new logo. It is the same watermelon slice as the Davis Farmers Market but has UC Davis in place of Davis.

“We had several people tell us they didn’t want to buy anything at the (East Quad) because they didn’t want to buy anything that was in competition with their hometown market,” MacNear said. “Sharing the same logo will let them know we’re together. We’ve also done the same thing with the market at Sutter (Davis Hospital).”

The Thursday morning market at the hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis, will open for its second season later this spring, MacNear said.

The UCD Farmers Market is also eco-friendly. In keeping with a zero-waste initiative, guests are encouraged to bring reusable bags. Also, there will be a full-scale compost site.

“It definitely ties into sustainability and supporting the community,” Lee said. “We can increase (the students’) fruit and vegetable intake, and they can learn why it’s important to support regional growers.”

— Reach Kim Orendor at korendor@davisenterprise.net

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Housing First pilot project targets West Sac homeless

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

     
    Return to sender: MRAP removal options go to council

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    $18.75M grant aims to build global food security

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Howzat! Cricket tradition grows in Davis

    By Lily Holmes | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Evidentiary hearing set for man shot by CHP

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    For the record

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

    Cop witnesses car-pedestrian collision

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Hawaii hit by winds, rain as hurricane veers west

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Guns to be discharged at police range

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

     
    DHS ski and snowboard swap set on Nov. 9

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Wolk sets ‘Morning with the Mayor’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Safe viewing of solar eclipse planned

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Fill the Boot for the hungry

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

     
    Quiz Master Gardeners at open house

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Celebrate origami at Davis library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Firefighters on the town

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A3

     
    Donate used books at Co-op

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Love-life tips on ‘Heart to Heart’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Volunteers sought to chip in on parks cleanup

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Crash victim ID’d as Woodland man

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

     
    Senior Computer Club hears from county official

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Apply by Friday for Biberstein grants

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Esparto home targeted in three-city pot bust

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4

     
    Wolk earns perfect score from senior advocates

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

    UCD celebrates 50 years of global agricultural success

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    Special education information night scheduled

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A11

    Be on the lookout for tagged Monarch butterflies

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A16 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    Old news disturbs the present

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Take time to reach out for help

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

    Are we there yet? Yik Yakking the day away

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8

     
    A bionic hand with feeling

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A8

    Teach cyclists to obey laws

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

     
    Proposed lights harm kids

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

    Ain’t Snow Mountain high enough

    By Our View | From Page: A14

     
    Let’s take Davis’ energy future seriously

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14

    Be careful cycling on Fifth

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

     
    Water theater isn’t fun

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

    Elect Granda to board

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A15

     
    Yes on Prop. 47: reasonable changes to curb recidivism, save money

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

    No on Prop. 47: an end to safe neighborhoods, and more victims

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A15

     
    .

    Sports

     
    Devils stick it to Chico, cancer

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Vargas emerges from crowded Aggie WR corps

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Competitive Aggies fall at No. 6/7 Montana

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    JV Devils fall to Franklin

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

     
    Niemi leads Sharks to win

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

    UCD roundup: Big crowd sees Aggies nip Guachos

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Davis is a temple for fine beverages

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Arcadia Biosciences earns spot on global innovation list

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

     
    35 employers will be at West Sac job fair

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

    Rob White: Building an economy on innovation

    By Rob White | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Peggy Belenis Swisher

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Sadie Louise Barga

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Morgan Wheeler

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, October 19, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B8