The people of Rochester are very proud of their Public Market. Voted one of the best in the country, it attracts hundreds of visitors every Saturday.
But in a recent study comparing the number of farmers markets per 100,000 people in the population, New York state did not even make the top 10 list. Our close neighbor Vermont stands strong and proud at the top.
This does not mean that New York does not have a strong group of farmers market or that New Yorkers don’t care about local food. At UR, we are constantly looking for ways to make our dining services more sustainable and to buy even more food locally. Our commitment to the environment and our future is one of the things that makes us a fantastic university.