CLARIFICATION: The original version of this story did not make the market's date clear enough. The market was originally scheduled for Sept. 10 and was moved to Sept. 25 due to rain.
Farmers and vendors set up tents in the rain Friday morning in front of Davis Library at the first farmers market of the fall semester, organized by student group Fair Local Organic Food.
The event offered an opportunity to connect people with different issues in the community. The Farm at Penny Lane, one farm that participated in the market, is developed to provide community gardening programs for people with mental illness, farmer Doug Jones said.
“They come and work in the gardens, and some people call it horticultural therapy,” Jones said.
Vendors vary greatly in their goals. The Sonder Market is a student organization that focuses on bringing fresh and affordable food to the students on campus, said Marisa Scavo, a student volunteer.