Local Food Hub Farm Stand Recap

Yesterday's Local Food Hub pop-up farm stand was a success!  The morning dawned rainy and generally grey, but we went ahead and set up under our awnings and were rewarded with sunshine and climbing temperatures by midday.  Emily Manley and Lisa Reeder both came on behalf of the Local Food Hub, and brought with them several bushels of apples and pears for selling and tasting. 

Readying some apples for sampling

Despite the questionable weather, students and staff alike came by to sample and buy fruit, and to learn more about Dining's general sustainability programming.  It was great to see so much interest from so many new faces.  NBC29 even stopped by to do a quick story about the stand:

Lisa Reeder describes the differences between the apple varieties available at the stand

Supporting our local farmers

The runaway hit of the day (truly delicious - and I don't even usually like pears!)

Sampling remnants

Apple season is in full swing

The Local Food Hub motto
All in all, a fun and tasty event.  Don't forget to head to O'Hill tonight for dinner or Newcomb tomorrow for lunch if you liked what you had yesterday: local apples are being featured at their autumn apple bars.  And keep your eyes peeled for the "Local & Seasonal" bull's eye signage in all of the dining rooms; this identifies produce coming from the Local Food Hub and other local sources.

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