Oberlin College

Think one person can change the world?

Posts tagged local foods

3 notes

castlekeep:

OSCA Local Foods Panel in Wilder 115 @ 5pm tomorrow night!  Come one, come all, come hungrrrryyyy!  We assume that what we put in our mouths is healthy for us and the environment because it’s coming out of a co-op kitchen and we all care about the environment… but where does our food really come from, and what does it take to make it out to us?  What are the implications of prioritizing local over organic or the other way around?  Many of the foods we might take for granted are going to be discussed, and our very own Local Foods Rep will be speaking to the pros and cons of quinoa, so come and learn!  Wilder 115, Thursday (11/10), 5pm!

Actually, relevant to all of OSCA and Oberlin, too. Want to know where the delicious things that go into your belly come from? This OSCA local foods panel is for you!

castlekeep:

OSCA Local Foods Panel in Wilder 115 @ 5pm tomorrow night!  Come one, come all, come hungrrrryyyy!  We assume that what we put in our mouths is healthy for us and the environment because it’s coming out of a co-op kitchen and we all care about the environment… but where does our food really come from, and what does it take to make it out to us?  What are the implications of prioritizing local over organic or the other way around?  Many of the foods we might take for granted are going to be discussed, and our very own Local Foods Rep will be speaking to the pros and cons of quinoa, so come and learn!  Wilder 115, Thursday (11/10), 5pm!

Actually, relevant to all of OSCA and Oberlin, too. Want to know where the delicious things that go into your belly come from? This OSCA local foods panel is for you!

(Source: keepcoop)

Filed under oberlin oberlin college osca Oberlin Student Cooperative Association local foods local farms

1 note

Summer Produce Comes to Ohio Colleges During Winter Chill

oberlinfood:

As students head back to school in the coming weeks, Bon Appetit Management Company has found a new way for its chefs to include tasty summer produce in their menus throughout the fall and winter, and a means to further support local Ohio agriculture. For the first time ever, Bon Appetit chefs at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University and Oberlin College will serve ripe summer strawberries and green beans to students in the fall and winter. This is made possible because fresh produce has been harvested all summer long and then flash-frozen in batches specifically for use later in the school year.

The program, a partnership between Bon Appetit and the Center for Innovative Food Technology (www.eisc.org), is known as micro-processing: the small-scale preservation of locally grown foods through freezing. The just-picked berries and green beans are flash-frozen for use in the colder months to come, helping to extend the longevity of the produce in Ohio, and also contribute to a more robust, year-round foodshed.

- PRNewswire

Filed under Oberlin College Campus Dining Services local foods journalism microprocessing