As food-centric as I appear and actually am, I can't not mention the fact that there was a farmer's market right smack dab in the middle of our campus today for May Days. From 11-2, a few local vendors, as well as student groups on-campus came out to advertise, table, and of course sell organic products such as fruits and veggies, ice cream, hamburgers, veggie burgers, fries, and many vegetarian and vegan foods.
All throughout the afternoon, students from all over campus came to support their organizations such as DU Service and Change, DU Sustainability Council, the DU Food Recovery Network, and the Art Department who were selling ceramic mugs, pots, and bowls for home use.
During my break during my French class, I perused all of the various stalls and sampled some shiitake mushroom jerky and ramen slaw, took a free reusable bag, and also bought a cheeseburger for lunch. Basically, I may or may not have skipped fifteen or so minutes of a class in favor of food. My excuse, as tends to be many students' excuse, was that I didn't eat breakfast. Needless to say that getting out of bed and cooking eggs shouldn't be such an arduous process, but this is my first quarter where I'm genuinely struggling to wake up and get out of bed freshly to start my day.
Later on tonight, there will be a casino night with many prizes including an Apple iWatch, a kindle, and an iPad. Pioneers will be looking to class it up after a farm-friendly afternoon.