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New Blended Burgers at WashU Help Cut Down on Meat

By Clara on March 16, 2018 in Food

Producing a quarter pound hamburger requires 450 gallons of water and emits 6.5 pounds of greenhouse gases, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. With the introduction of the blended burger, Dining Services is helping cut those numbers in half. A relatively recent addition to the g...

Tapping for Sugar Maple Sap on Campus

By Clara on February 28, 2018 in Featured, Food, homepage, Landscape

As you walk up Wallace Drive from the South 40, there is a peculiar sight tucked into the landscape on your right. Tubes coming out of trees and emptying into large white buckets are almost reminiscent of an alien harvesting scene if you don’t know that they are for tapping the maple trees for sa...

Alumni Series: Tim Biello, Organic Farmer

By Clara on January 30, 2018 in Community, Featured, Food, homepage

Tim Biello graduated from WashU in 2002, where he studied anthropology and biology. He now runs Featherbed Lane Farm located in the Eastern part of New York State, just north of the capital, Albany. Born in St. Louis, Tim taught environmental education and did trail work before setting his sights...

Crop Boxes CSA & Mini Market Officially on Danforth

By Clara on November 9, 2017 in Community, Featured, Food, homepage

It’s official! Local Farmer CSA, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and the Department of Human Resources, now offers CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) Crop Boxes on Danforth campus! Farmer Dave Smith will set up his farm van and a mini market every other Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:0...

Sustainable Harvest Festival

By Clara on October 20, 2017 in

WHEN AND WHERE Thursday, October 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Edison Courtyard outside the DUC. WHAT AND WHO Join us in celebrating autumn and local, seasonal, and sustainable foods at WashU’s second annual Sustainable Harvest Festival. The festival will feature a Farmer’s Market, skill shares, f...

Help Reduce Food Waste and Hunger

By Jennifer on December 5, 2016 in Community, Food, Waste

The holiday season is in full swing! As you catch up with family and friends over meals, we encourage mindfulness about food waste. From uneaten leftovers to blemished produce, far too much edible food goes to waste; in fact, in the United States, food waste is estimated at between 25-40 percent ...

Winter CSA and Farmers Markets

By Jennifer on November 16, 2016 in Community, Food, Uncategorized

WashU students, staff, and faculty can participate in a year-round Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program partnership with Local Farmer CSA. Program members receive a weekly or bi-weekly Crop Box filled with locally grown produce, eggs, and/or other artisan goods. Options start at $20 per ...

Two students work on the Burning Kumquat farm.

Food Week 2016: Know Your Foodprint

By Jennifer on October 19, 2016 in Community, Featured, Food, homepage, Uncategorized

Food Day is a national event that takes place October 24. It is intended to inspire Americans to make healthy changes in our diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities. WashU is celebrating Food Day throughout the week of October 24-28 with a theme of Food Justice....