Today Kristin (one of the other EAA interns) and I braved the Atlanta summer heat and walked to Cox Hall Bridge where the Emory Farmer’s Market is held. As we ate our lunch at a quaint table, we soaked in the atmosphere around us. There was a high school girls’ volleyball camp going on, so things weren’t so peaceful. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience.
The Emory Farmer’s Market was family-friendly. Most kids would probably rather do ANYTHING else than shop for organic produce on a summer day. I noticed there were a lot of children actually enjoying themselves. I guess we have those who coordinated the watermelon seed spitting contest to thank! It looked to me as though the Emory Farmer’s Market was a success. Both the organic vegetable and bakery booths had several customers throughout the entire time we were there!
What a great way to expose the Emory community to the importance of eating local and organic!
--Farah Shackelford, communications intern, EAA