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UNI to host local foods events

Contact: 

Amy Joens, UNI Green Project, 319-360-3688, joensa@uni.edu

Andrea Geary, local food program manager, UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education, 319-273-7883, andrea.geary@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a farmer's market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 10, in front of the Maucker Union on the UNI campus.

The farmer's market will feature freshly washed, locally grown produce. Following the farmer's market, at 3 p.m., Kamyar Enshayan, director of UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE), will lead a discussion about local foods.

The UNI farmer's market is hosted by the UNI Green Project, Green Life, Buy Fresh Buy Local, UNI's CEEE and UNI Sustainability and is open to the public.

Other UNI local foods events include the Farm Crawl, sponsored by UNI's CEEE, from 1 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 9. Participants will tour local Iowa farms.

UNI's Lifelong University course "Local Food Economy in the Cedar Valley" examines the role regional food systems play in community branding and economic development and includes a visit to a local farm. This non-credit course is taught by Andrea Geary, local food program manager at the CEEE. The course is from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 20 and 27.

For more information about the farmer's market, contact Amy Joens from the UNI Green Project at 319-360-3688 or joensa@uni.edu. For information about the Farm Crawl, visit www.uni.edu/ceee and for information about Lifelong University, visit www.uni.edu/llu.