- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: the Well ’Canes Green Marketplace at the Foote University Green, featuring several local, vegetarian, and vegan vendors
– 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Vegetarian Cooking Class at the Herbert Wellness Center (Pre-registration is encouraged and payment required)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
- 11 a.m to 2 p.m.: Fair Food Fair in the UC Lower Lounge
Enjoy a free smoothie and other free food, learn about healthy eating, local farming, community gardens, and get involved with the Miami Real Food community! (See the listing* of participating organizations below.)
– 1 p.m.: UM Fruit Crush, in front of “The U Statue” at The Rock. Participate in a national social media effort to raise awareness about eating healthier and expanding access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The UM Fruit Crush is the South Florida version of the National Food Day Apple Crunch, where more than a million people support local farmers and raise awareness about access and affordability of fruits and vegetables by eating local apples.
Visit these Fair Food Fair community members for the following activities:
UM Dining Services: Greener Fields Together initiative and samples from Fresh Fusion.
UM Community Garden Club and Organic Gardens from the Miami Baptist Collegiate Ministry: Plant your own garden in raised beds and learn about growing small food plants.
UM Wellness Center: Learn how to cook easy, healthy, and delicious recipes. Taste free samples!
Student Health Services and Green U: Come taste fresh smoothies made with SOLAR-powered blenders.
UF/IFAS/Extension Service: Learn about water conservation and composting from this organization, which brings cutting-edge conservation research to our South Florida gardens, farms, and communities.
Bee Heaven Farm: Learn about Community Supported Agriculture and how you can support local South Florida farmers.
Urban GreenWorks: Learn about this nonprofit that provides environmental programs and green job training to incarcerated men and women and at-risk youth, combining science education, horticulture therapy, and vocational training.
Common Threads: Learn how you can help children learn how to choose and cook their own healthy food. Improve the health of families by sharing your love of cooking.
Feeding South Florida: Did you know that 1 in 5 children in South Florida goes to bed hungry? You can help. Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing access to nutritious food.
UM Office of Civic and Community Engagement and the Butler Center: Learn about how you can get more involved in the Food Justice issues you are passionate about—on and off campus.
Visit the Breezeway where UM student organizations that care about Food Justice will have tables.