You Are What (and Where) You Eat
The Local Foods Crew works to increase awareness of issues within the the college’s food system; to cultivate relationships between producers, students, and Dining Services; and to create transparency between Sodexo Dining Services and the student body. The Crew members track and record food purchasing patterns in an attempt to identify areas where change would be most effective. It is the crew’s job to set goals and implement plans of action that will move the school towards its purchasing goals, which have been outlined in the Sustainable Food Policy and our commitment to the Real Food Challenge.
Additionally, the Local Food Crew showcases the bountiful and beautiful food of our region, highlighting the seasonality of local fruits and vegetables.
Grade “A” by PETA
Warren Wilson is also taking an active role in the Real Food Challenge, which is an initiative to have at least 20% of community food be “real food” by 2020. We’ve committed to twice that, and we’re already at 30% real food. This accomplishment, along with other humane and sustainable projects, has earned Warren Wilson an “A” on PETA’s Vegan Report Card.
Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is hearty enough to grow in our hoophouses all winter long. In fact, light frosts make kale leaves even sweeter. It is considered one of the world’s healthiest foods, with more nutrients packed in each calorie than almost any other food.Notes from the Local Foods Crew