Eating healthy in college can be hard. There are only so many times you can pick through the salad bar in the Ratty or slurp a smoothie in Poppy’s (have we determined if this exists yet?) without wanting to just give up and grab a spicy with. Luckily, there is a solution to be found. If you missed the sign up for Brown Market Shares Program (BMSP) in 2015, there is another opportunity to join this semester.
Market Shares is an initiative that connects Brown students and faculty with weekly shares of local and sustainably-grown produce. In addition to yummy fruits and vegetables, there are also eggs, dairy, meat, and bread from producers and farmers across Rhode Island. Sample shares this spring might include sweet potatoes, butternut squash, kale, and carrots.
Heard healthy and local foods are crazy expensive? Well, BMSP is refreshingly affordable. What’s more, this group offers a limited number of reduced-cost shares to eligible members. You can learn more about their Subsidized Program here. Sign-ups for a spring share with BMSP are now open and the deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 3rd at 11:59 PM.
The market will run for 11 weeks, from February 11th to April 28th, excluding the week of Spring Break (March 31st). Distribution will take place from 12pm to 6pm every Thursday at the Brown/RISD Hillel (80 Brown Street). You can learn more about these cool veg-heads here. Happy eating!