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Armstrong State University hosting farmer's market Tuesday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Armstrong State University is hosting its second Armstrong Farmer’s Market Tuesday.

The free event allowed students and other residents in the community the opportunity to shop for fresh, locally grown products. Vendors also included fresh honey, homemade pasta and much more.

One of the event organizers explained why this famer’s market is so special for students at Armstrong.

"Not only does it help stimulate our own economy here in Savannah, but it also educates them that there are things there that aren't full of preservatives and all the things like that. And we just need to go back to our roots of learning how to eat home-grown vegetables from this area that are good for you instead of reaching out to other places that are outsourced," said Laura Schmarkey, graduate assistant at Armstrong.

Armstrong hosts the farmer’s market once every semester.

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