Join us on the third Sunday of each month for our

Stetson Farmers Markets

In its fifth year of existence, this market makes it easy to access fresh, local foods from farmers and gardeners of the DeLand community. Come on out to campus to enjoy live music, wholesome food, and good company-- and bring the whole family!

Spring Semester's dates will be announced in January

The Markets are held on the green space in front of of Hulley Tower (Beside Chaudoin Hall)

from 10am - 2pm.

There is plenty of parking in the lot on Minnesota in between Flagler and Davis (follow 'Event Parking' signs)

If you are interested in finding out more information, or want to get your hands on a vendor application, contact our officers at hatterharvest@gmail.com. You can also keep updated about the event and give feedback by joining our Facebook group!

healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way       

Check out City's Best- Orlando's write up on the event, below.

The Slow Food Movement was founded in 1989 as a means to counter the cultural rise of fast food and fast living, the gradual disappearance of local food traditions, and the diminishing interest people had in the ingredients they ate daily. Locally, its ideologies can be seen in the efforts of the Hatter Harvest Club, based in nearby DeLand and Stetson University.

What is the importance of Slow Food in today's society?
There is so much in our busy lives that we can't help: a stressful job, or bad traffic, or just a long list of things to do. But we can control how we fuel ourselves to combat these everyday challenges. The Slow Food Movement advocates that and much more. Buying local, fresh, and nutritious food stimulates regional economies, supports local farmers, makes diets more healthy and promotes sustainable practices.

What inspired the Slow Food Festivals?
The idea started as a picnic that we were going to open up to the community. We then contacted Slow Food Orlando, who recommended a farmers market twist. We combined the two ideas with live music, local food providers, and an atmosphere that connects people with food and people with people.

What can people expect from the festivals?
Our festivals give Central Floridians access to local, fresh and sustainable food sources. Expect lots of local fresh food vendors, providing a wide variety of items like vegetables, fruit, honey, grass-fed lamb and beef, mushrooms, baked breads -- even gourmet all-natural dog treats! Garden supply stores, both traditional and hydroponic, will also be on hand, giving advice and offering materials to carry out sustainable living and food production at home. Also, local restaurants will be there, making dishes out of these locally sourced ingredients.