"It's a very sustainable way to grow," said James Hendrickson, member of FARM and an organizer of the market.
According to Hendrickson, aquaponics features a closed loop system using fish. The fish produce nitrogen, a necessary nutrient for plants. The process uses 90 percent less water than traditional means and only 10 percent as much land.
Local bee farmers, Miles Carter and Joyce Lang had a stand featuring local, raw, unprocessed honey from My Sweet Bees Apiaries. On Tuesday, the duo offered wild flower honey. Sometimes, they also have orange blossom honey.
The last stand in the row was hosted by Natalia Dengler, who works with the Tampa Eden Project.
The project aims to make food more available where it usually isn't.
"We want to see as many gardens started as possible, turning Tampa into the garden of god," Dengler said, "how it was intended."
Dengler's unique variety of fresh produce and herbs were all grown in Ybor community gardens. Among her offerings were Japanese plums, also known as loqua, arugula, kale and chaya, also known as tree spinach.
Not just one member of FARM tackled the task of recruiting these farmers and vendors for the market.
"We all individually try to establish relationships with them," said Marisol Vazquez, a junior and FARM member.
Hendrickson said he hopes FARM will recruit even more vendors for the next market.
"We've got some really exciting ideas that will include more student groups related to the arts, music and environmental issues," Hendrickson said.
Beyond organizing farmer's markets on campus, FARM has other plans, like planting an organic garden for the preschool on campus. The organization is also the force behind the Real Food Referendum that was on this year's Student Government ballot, which received an astounding 93 percent approval.
The Real Food Challenge is a national movement to localize university food. The organizers hope to move about 1 billion dollars nationwide toward that goal by 2020.
FARM has partnered with Aramark, the company behind much of the food on campus, and will be holding a round table with the corporate giant at the campus dining round table on April 4 inside MSC Ballroom C from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The organization is also holding a social on April 20. For more information on both events, follow FARM's Facebook page.