By Lauren Rountree
Most USC students have no idea where their produce comes from. Food Justice Week at USC is designed to encourage students to buy locally.
Renee Lebouef works for Sustainable Carolina, a student organization that sponsors Food Justice Week.
"The objective we are trying to achieve is to raise awareness about all sorts of food issues," said Lebouef, "Both on the local and on the global level as well."
She says Food Justice Week is all about considering where our food comes from.
"This is the second annual Food Justice Week for the USC community," said Lebouef, "A key component of this week is about supporting local and organic agriculture."
Students like Theresa Krupka marked Food Justice Week on campus by visiting the Healthy Carolina Farmer's Market.
She says she enjoys visiting the Farmers Market because of the vendors she has come to know.
"It's not such a huge market that you don't get to know people here," said Krupka, "So I really like that!"
Krupka says she came to support local agriculture. She was planning a dinner for her friends and picked up her groceries at the Farmers Market.
Krupka also says the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a convenient way for USC students and community members to shop for fresh, locally grown produce and sustainable products.
The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is on Greene Street every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.