The Lion's Roar

Farmer’s Market brings local businesses to campus

Reconnect Farmer's Market was held in front of the Student Union on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students and faculty could browse sample and purchase a variety of goods.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The Reconnect Farmer’s Market has returned to campus for the first time this semester.  Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, the Reconnect Sustainability Organization hosted a group of local artists and vendors outside of the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...

Vendors share their viewpoints of Starry November Night

A customer talks with Videt Catania, co-owner of KatanYada. Catania's busniess sells jewelry made from rock that she and her husband collect.

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2019

While many families gathered downtown to take part in a holiday tradition, several vendors provided goods for sale, each business having their own reasons to attend. Coordinated by the Downtown Development District, the 15th annual Starry November Night took place on Nov. 15 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Vend...

Join a committee, change a community

Amanda Fekete sells produce for the Joe Fekete Family Farm at Downtown Development District’s weekly farmers market. The farmers market committee handles music and activities for the event every Saturday.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Through six committees, the Hammond Downtown Development District provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in decisions concerning their community. The DDD includes the design committee, merchant committee, farmers market committee, revolving loan committee, events committee and residentia...

Farmers market faced a chill

Iyania McClendon, a freshman kinesiology major, checks out wares at Reconnect's farmers market.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018

Vendors and visitors of Reconnect's Farmers Market browsed through goods in cool weather. The last market of the semester was held on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the War Memorial Student Union. Farmers Market Manager for Reconnect Kristin Wiggins, a senior sociology major, shared...

Faces of the farmers market

The university community invited vendors to Reconnect's farmers market to sell goods and publicize their businesses.

Jacob Summerville, The Lion's Roar

September 20, 2018

For four hours, students had the opportunity to engage with local vendors and campus organizations. The Reconnect Farmer's Market was held on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market included voter registration, baked goods, jewelry, university organizations, sandwiches, popsicles, live music f...