As we’re heading into the final weeks before Christmas break, you may start experiencing certain symptoms. The stress and pain of balancing a busy schedule and passing grades. The pitfall stomach cramp that comes with checking social media to find out that you missed a fun event. Your diagnosis? FOMO, better known as the Fear Of Missing Out. Although FOMO is real and can be hard to deal with, there is one event left on campus that can help curve these social stressors: The Flex Farmers Market.
This annual farmers market is run by students, for students. Each booth is categorized according to a student’s interests and budgets.
“At the Flex Farmers Market, we have vendors selling an array of items,” said Flex resident advisor (RA) Emily Jenkins. “Booths will be selling things from macrame, jewelry and even beta fish.”
In addition, Jenkins said that students can expect to find scrunchies, hand-painted shirts, prints, plants and more.
“We try and maintain a craft vibe,” Jenkins said. “This event also provides a great space for purchasing last-minute Christmas gifts.”
Senior media communications major Aly Bly agrees the market is a great way to ease the stress that comes with the last weeks of the year.
“Living in Flex for a few years was great in itself, but the market was always something my friends and I were interested in,” Bly said. “I think the market can be an enjoyable, useful distraction from all of the stress that comes with finishing out the semester.”
The showcase of crafts will also be accompanied by live music, a raffle to win an Apple TV, a gourmet toast bar and candy grams for students living in the Flex and Colony apartments. Also, Santa will make be making an appearance.
The annual showcase is one of the largest events put on by ResLife during the year, and ResLife invites all students to attend and check out the booths.
The Flex Farmers Market will be hosted on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be located in the parking lot outside of the Flex Office in between buildings 45 and 47.