Texas A&M Promotes Healthy Living Through Farmers Market

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With more studies suggesting fruits and vegetables ward off cancer and other diseases, it's easy to see why people are indulging.

That's why Texas A&M University in conjunction with the Farm Patch Market in Bryan started an on-campus farmers market.

"It's really easy," Texas A&M Student Amanda Molsberry said. "It's on campus so we can just come and get food here. It's really convenient."

Last spring the university decided to give the market a try. Within two months it was deemed a success.

"We have a little bit of everything," Sam Weido with the Farm Patch Market said. "We have vegetables, strawberries, peaches, grapes, you name it we got it."

With reports suggesting that eating fruits and vegetables can help ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure and cholesterol and prevent some types of cancer, it's no wonder this idea is catching on.

"I enjoy the freshness of it and the healthiness it provides," Texas A&M Student Zane Lybrand said.

"I am trying to live a healthy lifestyle now that I'm in college," Texas A&M Student Roland Vargas said.

"The more fresh veggies you can eat the more healthy it is for you," Weido said. "We try to make it easy for them. We bring it to them, instead of them coming to us."

The market is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
It's located next to Rudder Fountain, and the market will stay open later if there is a crowd.