Some of the freshest fruits and veg­eta­bles in Boston could be found at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Wednesday, when the campus’s first-​​ever farmers market was held on Cen­ten­nial Common.

Every­thing here was har­vested this morning or yes­terday after­noon,” said Ashley Howard, who owns Heavens Har­vest Farm, an organic farm in western Mass­a­chu­setts. The fresh pro­duce avail­able else­where “doesn’t even come close to this,” said Howard, naming a well-​​known high-​​end super­market chain.

Howard was happy to give stu­dents access to fresh, healthy pro­duce, which, he said, could be dif­fi­cult to find in Boston.

No one wants to think about it when they’re this age, but when you’re 18, 19, 20, that’s when you’re forming habits that will be with you the rest of your life,” Howard said.

Stu­dents — who grazed on fresh toma­toes, juicy blue­ber­ries and leafy green veg­eta­bles before the farm stand had even opened for busi­ness — pur­chased much of Heavens Harvest’s stock by the end of the afternoon.

We knew this was some­thing stu­dents were really excited for,” said Dylan O’Sullivan, a sen­ator in the Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion who worked with Stu­dent Affairs, the Pro­gres­sive Stu­dent Alliance and the Husky Energy Action Team to bring the farmers market to campus.

Orga­nizers hope to increase the number of ven­dors who sell their goods on campus each week, from now until October, when the har­vest season winds down.

O’Sullivan also hopes the farmers market will give Northeastern’s neigh­bors in Rox­bury a healthy — and tasty — alter­na­tive to reg­ular super­market produce.