Every Wednesday morning, as the sun begins to peek between the clouds, local farmers and vendors set up their booths filled with a vibrant array of locally grown produce and carefully crafted, handmade products in USC’s McCarthy Quad. Tasty aromas fill the air as fresh ingredients sizzle on the hot stoves.
The Trojan Farmers Market is an open-air marketplace that brings fresh, locally sourced produce and goods to the bustling USC campus. The goal of the market is to support sustainable agriculture and farming practices. When you purchase from the market, you incorporate sustainable practices into your daily life here at USC. Everything here is brought from the farm straight to you!
Today, the Trojan Farmers Market hosts over 30 local vendors who offer a variety of locally grown produce, handmade products, and freshly made foods. Among the selection of seasonal produce, you can find fresh avocados, asparagus, strawberries, and butternut squash, to name a few. All produce is picked at its peak of ripeness. Vendors sell pre-packaged snacks such as glazed nuts, root vegetable chips, and all-natural granola. Some favorites among students include fresh strawberries, homemade hummus, pupusas, and fresh salsa.
The Trojan Farmers Market is committed to offering healthy foods to students, staff, faculty, and surrounding community members. Come experience the flavors of the Trojan Farmers Market for yourself!
The Trojan Farmer’s Market takes place most Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters in McCarthy Quad from 11 AM until 3 PM.
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|Trojan Farmers Market Vendors (as of Fall 2017, subject to change)|
|Bee Green||Raw honey|
|Berumen Farms||Green beans, broccoli, carrots, Swiss chard, corn, leeks, butternut squash, crookneck squash, golden squash, Italian squash, Mexican squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, toma verde tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, better boy tomatoes, black brandywine tomatoes, Cherokee tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, watermelon, yams, avocadoes, blackberry, blue berries, carrots, leeks|
|Hopkins AG / The Almond Guy||Carmel almonds, Monterey almonds, nonpareil almonds, pistachios|
|Raphael Cardenas||Avocadoes, cherry, white corn, yellow corn, jalapenos, peaches, plums, Mexican squash, crookneck squash, zucchini, strawberry|
|Santiago Farms||Plums, peaches, apricot, juju bees, grapes, oranges|
|Seawind Farms||Apples, arugula, asparagus, avocados, heirloom tomatoes, Cherokee tomatoes, purple tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, momotaro tomatoes, watermelon, green zucchini, yellow zucchini, bali mix zucchini, green peppers, red peppers, yellow pepper, habanero peppers, manzano peppers, poblano peppers, serrano peppers, plums, radishes, raspberries, crookneck squash, chayote squash, butternut squash, strawberries|
|The Valley Hive||Raw Honey and Honey Sticks|
|Atkin’s Nursery||Lemons, limes, oranges, rosemary, basil, thyme|
|AU Courant||Fine jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, body chains, earrings, anklets, rings|
|Wilma and Ethel Jewelry||Chic minimalist handmade jewelry, rings, necklaces, bracelets|
|ZYL||Handmade earrings, necklaces, bracelets made from sterling silver and 14 gold filled or plated|
|Prepared Hot Food|
|D-Lish Waffles||Chicken and waffles|
|Me Gusta||Tamales (chicken, pork, beef, veggie)|
|Jack’s Thai BBQ||Pad thai noddles, thai bbq chicken, fried rice, thai garlic shrimp, chicken curry, white rice|
|Ohana Poke||Build you own bowl with white or brown rice or seaweed. Top with tuna poke or ahi tuna, extra crabmeat, avocado, and seaweed salad.|
|Sausage Masters / Muscle Beach||Hot dogs, polish sausages, bacon wrapped hot dogs, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, chicken and apple sausages|
|Ah Nuts||Glazed nuts|
|Asha Foods||Dried noodles, fusion snacks|
|Baba Foods||Hummus and pita chips|
|Brothers Products||Hummus, garlic spreads, dips, olives, pita bread and chips|
|Fruit Patch||Dried fruits and nuts|
|Fusion Juice/Fusion King/Honey Queen||Natural juices drinks|
|Fusion Variation / Rowe Cuisine||Root vegetable chips|
|Gigi’s Healthy Snacks||Dried fruits and nuts|
|Habanero Chips and Salsa||Salsa and chips|
|Healthy Butter||Peanut and nut butters|
|KT Food Grove||Paleo and gluten free oats granola|
|Luis Roasted Corn||Roasted corn|
|Mom’s Products||Hummus and pita|
|Sola Foods||All natural and freshly made gourmet sweet and spicy spreads, relishes, and jams|
|Way to Life||Vegan granola|
|We Got Pops||Popsicles (mango, watermelon, kiwi strawberry, strawberries and cream, cookies and cream)|
Interested in becoming a vendor at the Trojan Farmers Market?
While we do introduce a few new vendors during the year, a broad review of applicants is done during the summer in preparation for the new school year. At this time, our market is not considering any new “non-food” vendors (i.e. handcrafted items, clothing, etc.) We have also reached our capacity for hot food vendors for 2017/2018.
If you would like to submit an application for consideration, please visit http://www.rawinspiration.org/applications.html. Once you have completed the application, please email it to our partner at firstname.lastname@example.org.