October 28, 2014 | Sustainability at ND
On Tuesday, October 28th, students and visitors can look forward to a Harvest Festival in the North and South Dining Halls. The Harvest Festival will highlight the local bounty of seasonal foods and help raise awareness of the Dining Services’ impact on the larger community.
Marc Poklinkowski, General Manager of South Dining Hall, commented that Dining Services “always focuses on local purchasing and seasonality.” The apples, squashes and mushrooms all come from the region. He continued, "we take advantage and increase the amount of seasonal vegetables whenever possible.”
At the Harvest Festival, students will find that nearly all the food comes from within 250 miles of Notre Dame. The focus on local produce means that students will find smelt, a Great Lakes fish, instead of salmon. Apples and squashes also will be prominent ingredients. Students can learn how many miles away their food was grown with information on the line-cards.