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Community Invited to Weekly ‘Green Market @ FAU’

Grand Opening Thursday, August 30

BOCA RATON, FL (August 16, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Mission Green, in partnership with Inika Foods, will host a “Green Market @ FAU” each Thursday this fall semester with a grand opening scheduled for Thursday, August 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the FAU Stadium Plaza, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The general public is welcome and entrance and parking are free.

The “Green Market @ FAU” kick-off theme, “A Day at the Beach,” will begin with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. and special guests including FAU President Mary Jane Saunders.  Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to bring beach chairs and umbrellas to this event which will feature organic foods, musical entertainment and various outdoor activities around the Stadium.

Each week throughout the semester, the “Green Market @ FAU” will offer a variety of local vendors, including FAU alumni-owned businesses, selling items such as fresh produce; prepared foods such as hummus, beets, pickles and sauces; artisan crafts and jewelry; organic products such as soaps and lotions; and entertainment from students and other local artists.

For more information, please call 561-297-0197, e-mail or visit


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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