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Farmers’ Market Opens at Long Lane Farm

Students tending Wesleyan's Long Lane Farm are now selling their produce at a weekly farmers' market.

Students tending Wesleyan’s Long Lane Farm are now selling their produce at a weekly farmers’ market. Long Lane Farm was founded in 2003 by a group of students seeking to provide a practical solution to local hunger problems and build a strong connection with the Wesleyan and Middletown communities. Seven student summer interns currently run the farm.

Students tending Wesleyan's Long Lane Farm are now selling their produce at a weekly farmers' market. From 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday, members of the Wesleyan community can purchase freshly harvested vegetables and other garden goodies at the farm located at 243 Long Lane.

From 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday, members of the Wesleyan community can purchase freshly harvested vegetables and other garden goodies at the farm, located at 243 Long Lane. Pictured are turnips for sale at the June 20 market.

Say Fromage: Wesleyan Cheese Co-Op Debuts with 400 Members

The cheese co-op established a blog for sharing recipes.

At first blush, it’s all about the cheese.

But Zachary Malter ’13 says the new Wesleyan Cheese Co-op can be more than a source of variations on Gouda, Cheddar and Provolone – it’s a social and political experience in the making.

“Food is not just a source of nourishment,” says Malter, chair of the Wesleyan Student Association’s dining committee and an organizer of the cheese co-op, which made its first distribution on Feb. 16. “It’s also a source of community building.”

Malter envisions wine-and-cheese socials where Wesleyan’s cheese lovers, other foodies and friends-of-foodies mingle. The co-op has already established a blog for sharing recipes: http://wesleyancheesecoop.blogspot.com/

Suggested by managers at Bon Appétit, which operates dining facilities at Wesleyan, the co-op was established by students and the company this fall.

Sweets and Scents Top Winter Sales at Farmers Market

Brian Stewart, associate professor of physics, shops at Linda's Sweet Memories Bakery.

Brian Stewart, associate professor of physics, shops at Linda's Sweet Memories Bakery of Portland, Conn. during the Wesleyan Farmers Market Feb. 18 in Beckham Hall. The Wesleyan Farmers Market brings together Wesleyan's faculty, staff, students and the Middletown community to support local farmers, bakers and artisans.

Farmers Market Begins Winter Schedule

The Wesleyan Farmers Market moved inside

Jane Sibley, owner of Auntie Arwen’s Spices/The Crystal Connection of Haddam, Conn., sells homemade spice/herb/seasoning blends and herbal teas during the Wesleyan Farmers Market Nov. 19 in Beckham Hall. The student-run market, which is committed to supporting local agriculture, moved to a winter schedule. The market will continue to be held inside Beckham Hall on Dec. 3; Jan. 28, 2009, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25, 2009.

Farmers Market Moves to Twice-a-Month Schedule

Lily Mandlin ’10 browses through several herb- and honey-based soaps, creams and oils, smiling with every sniff. But one fragrance stands out among the others.

“Oooh, I like this one,” she says spritzing a lavender linen spray.  “Lavender. It’s a natural way to de-stress.”

The spray, created and sold by Nature’s Edge Farm of Canterbury, Conn., was just one item Mandlin purchased during the Wesleyan Farmers Market Sept. 10 on campus. She also purchased freshly-picked corn, zucchini, goat cheese and “beautiful French bread shaped like a chain of leaves.”