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farm friendly meal plans

Posted: July 22 2009

this is a statement from williams college on what they're doing to support farms & local food. not too shabby... they even have a map showing local farms & businesses that they source from.
In the past year, Williams Dining Services has:

  • Replaced all conventional milk with milk from the grass-fed, hormone-free cows of Highlawn Farm in Lee, MA.
  • Offered local, grass-fed beef hamburgers nightly at Dodd House and Mission Park.
  • Purchased virtually all of its summer vegetables, and a large proportion of its winter storage vegetables, from a 60-acre family farm located 10 minutes away from the college.
  • Purchased organic shiitake mushrooms, organic honey, low-spray apples, organic granola, ice cream, and several varieties of cheeses from local purveyors.
  • Served fair trade coffee in all dining halls purchased from Dean's Beans located in Orange, MA.
  • Spent 20 cents per meal on premium local and organic foods, increasing the college's consumption of local and organic food by 30%.
  • Hired a student summer intern to research and connect with sustainable food producers in the Berkshires.