Fresh organic flowers and produce available at UCSC Farm Cart beginning June 7

Pick up fresh vegies for dinner and grab a spring bouquet to brighten your home or workplace at the UCSC Farm Cart, which opens this year on Tuesday, June 7.

Located at the base of campus by the main entrance to UC Santa Cruz, the popular produce and flower stand brings the fresh organic bounty of the UCSC Farm & Garden to cooks and flower lovers twice a week through early fall. It will be open every Tuesday and Friday from noon until 6 p.m. in front of the Barn Theater at the intersection of Bay and High Streets.

The selection of fresh organic fruits and vegetables increases as the season progresses, but early offerings include tender lettuces, sweet carrots, tasty beets, and chard. Bountiful bouquets make thoughtful surprises for friends and colleagues. As summer progresses, watch for sweet corn, flavorful dry-farmed tomatoes, gourmet potatoes, an array of sweet and hot peppers, apples, basil, and more.

The cart will be open into the fall, depending on the length of the growing season. All proceeds benefit the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems' apprenticeship program in ecological horticulture. For more information, call (831) 459-3240.