Happy Food Day!

Every October 24, U.S. Food Day is an opportunity to come together in our communities to learn, act, and celebrate. Today, more than 8,000 events in all 50 U.S. states are taking place in honor of Food Day. Read on to see the full day of activities at UVM. Not in Burlington today? You can find events across the country at www.foodday.org.


Intervale Tour
10–11 am, 180 Intervale Road
A first-hand look at the Intervale Center’s innovative programs, including the Intervale Food Hub, Intervale Conservation Nursery greenhouses, and the Intervale farmer complex.
Hosted by the Intervale Center

Equal Exchange Bananas: Beyond the Peel
10 am–2 pm, Davis Green
Visit the Equal Exchange table between Davis Center and the Bailey-Howe Library for a banana and to learn about the benefits of Fair Trade.
Hosted by Real Food Revolution Club

Combating Large Landholdings & Agribusiness
11 am–12 pm, Billings Library North Lounge
Guest speaker José Maria Tardin will talk about agrarian reform, agroecology, and the Movement of Landless Rural Workers in Brazil.
Hosted by the Food Systems Initiative & the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Real Food Revolution Raffle
11:30 am–3 pm, Davis Green
Visit the Real Food table between the Davis Center and the Bailey-Howe Library to enter our local food raffle and to learn about how you can help bring more Real Food to campus.
Hosted by Real Food Revolution Club

Real Food Entrées
Lunch & dinner, All Campus Dining Locations
Enjoy entrées featuring local, ecological, humane, and fair trade foods as part of the UVM Real Food Campus Commitment.
Hosted by UVM Dining

Cider Pressing Demonstration
12–6 pm, Brennan’s
Watch a live cider pressing demonstration by Chef James Rallo on an old fashioned wood and cast iron cider press. 15 bushels of local Champlain Orchards apples will be pressed throughout the day and made into hot spiced cider, which will be on sale at Brennan’s!
Hosted by UVM Dining

CDAE Community Goat Roast
5–7 pm, Mt. Mansfield Room (”Fishbowl”), Davis Center
Celebrate CDAE’s 20th anniversary with a Vermont feast! Tickets $13.50 ($5.00 for first 300 CDAE students) available in Morrill 205 (Catcards accepted)
Hosted by the Department of Community Development & Applied Economics

Make Your Own Veggie Chips & Dips!
5:30–7 pm, University Heights South Kitchen
Come ready to learn how to make apple, kale, beet, blue potato, sweet potato, and parsnip chips, as well as kale pesto, cheesy artichoke, and yogurt dill dips.
Hosted by Slow Food UVM

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