The local food movement is strong in Vermont and it comes as no surprise that it’s a growing movement on the Saint Michael's Campus as well. There are many outlets that one can find local food here on campus.
Garden Program Farm Stands & CSA
The Saint Michael's College Garden Program has weekly farm stands on the green in front of the Dion Student Center during the regular growing season (mid-July to mid-October) and 5 days a week in the self-serv farmstand on the porch of the Women’s Center. Don't forget to bring your own reusable bag to stock up on delicious, local, organic veggies, herbs and flowers!
New for the 2017 Fall semester, the Garden Program has begun to pilot a small CSA share program.
Intervale Food Hub CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) - Student Shares
The Office of Sustainability coordinates a partnership with the Intervale Food Hub CSA program for students. Students can buy a CSA share that then gets delivered right to campus each week! To learn more, check out their website: Intervale Food Hub
Dining on Campus & the VT First Initiative
Saint Michael's food service provider, Sodexo, continually strives to incorporate local products into the main dining hall on campus, the Green Mountain Dining Hall in Alliot. In fact, Sodexo has made a statewide commitment, Vermont First, to support the local food system in the state. Click on the following link to see a map of what local farmers and producers provide food (when available and in season) to Saint Michael's: Vermont Food Map.
New for the 2017/2018 Academic Year: Sodexo began buying produce from the college’s Garden Program!
Other sustainable initiatives that part of campus dining include:
- All seafood in the dining hall is on the Sustainable Seafood Watch list
- Fair trade bananas, coffee and tea are available
- Sodexo supports the Keep Local Farms program which helps to support New England Dairy Farms. Saint Michael’s joined this initiative in the Spring of 2010, a 10 cent contribution on each single-serve milk sold on campus is contributed to Keep Local Farms