Luncheon features fresh, locally sourced foods
Aug. 31, 2011 | WMU News
Farmer's Market luncheon
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Dining Services will feature locally grown foods at a special Farmer's Market luncheon
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14
, in the Bernhard Cafe and Market, located on the first floor of the Bernhard Center.
Students, University employees and guests are invited to the luncheon, which will feature a variety of food products and ingredients that are locally produced or grown in Michigan. Fresh menu selections will include BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches, redskin potato salad, cheddar cheese stout soup, fresh garden greens, autumn roasted vegetables, baked apple crisp and more. The full menu and prices are available online, along with the location of the farm or processor for each menu item.
Additionally, all residence hall dining rooms will serve the Farmer's Market menu during the lunch meal period from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 14. Information about the farms and the locally sourced initiative in Dining Services will be featured for students and guests throughout residence hall dining rooms as part of the luncheon.
To further expand Dining Services commitment to sustainable food, the following selections are available in Dining Service campus cafes:
- Seasonal produce from Bear-Foot Farms in Paw Paw, Mich., sold at Bernhard Cafe and Market.
- Jams, jellies and salsas from Little Store on the Prairie in Decatur, Mich., sold at Bernhard Cafe and Market.
- Sushi from Hunan Gardens, a Kalamazoo restaurant that purchases produce from local farmers' markets to prepare sushi that is delivered fresh daily to WMU, is offered at Bernhard Cafe and Market, Schneider Cafe and Bella Vita Cafe.
- Sandwiches and cookies from the Kalamazoo-based Export Ope's, which offers organic and natural food selections, including gluten- and dairy-free items, will be offered this fall at Bernhard Cafe and Market, Bella Vita and Plaza Cafe.
For more information about the luncheon or sustainability in Dining Services, visit wmich.edu/dining or contact Judy Gipper at email@example.com or (269) 387‐4844.