Farmers Market Highlights
Through a weekly gathering of farmers, chefs, small-scale artisanal businesses, and Emory customers, the Emory Farmers Market fosters educational opportunities and personal relationships through food that support economic, social, and environmental sustainability. It is a forum in which producers share knowledge with consumers who can then make informed dietary choices that support a more sustainable food system.
The Emory Farmers Market began in 2008, creating a lively campus community hub of flourishing locally-owned, food-based businesses providing daily and weekly food provisioning for students, faculty and staff.
Farmers Market Benefits
The market serves as a gathering place for the Emory community and offers an opportunity to connect Emory students, faculty, and staff with local Georgia farmers and makers. Cooking demonstrations, contests, musical performances and other activities make the Emory Farmers Market a highlight of campus life.
The Market supports smaller Georgia farmers and small business owners, while providing the ideal space for consumers to establish a relationship with the people who grow their food.
How It Works
- The Emory Farmers Market is held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- The market is held on the Cox Hall bridge year-round except during summer and school breaks.
- The Market is run, sponsored, and promoted by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives in collaboration with Emory Dining. It is governed by a subcommittee of the Sustainable Food Committee.
- Students can pay for products using Eagle and Dooley Dollars, and money from dining plans can be used to purchase items at the Market, increasing accessibility for the students and increasing profits for the vendors.
student "Dooley Dollars" spent at the farmers market since Fall 2015