East Campus Produce Market Will Hibernate in Stata

The MIT produce market will move to the first floor of the Stata Center on October 27th. The market, which started last spring, runs in the East Campus courtyard every Tuesday from 12 to 6. Students and faculty from around campus come to the market for fresh produce. “I get everything here,” said Elena C. Garza, an administrative assistant at MIT. The fruit is good, she said, and “really cheap.”

The stand is a convenience for many students. “It certainly gets me out of going to the grocery store,” said Duaa H. Mohammad G. Despite the move, most students said they would continue to shop at the market. “It’s closer than anything else,” said Andrew L. Geng ’11. The market, which sells fresh produce imported from around the country, will continue with the same operating hours through the winter. It will return to the East Campus courtyard in the spring.

—Jessica J. Pourian