UMD is Hosting 'Farm to Fork' Events
Posted at: 09/17/2013 8:34 AM
UMD is inviting the community to experience the bounty of it's farm from September 17th-19th in celebration of Food Day, traditionally on October 24th, a nationwide movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Events run Tuesday through Thursday, and are focused on experiencing UMD's 10-acre organic farm and enjoying it's fruits and vegetables.
A series of events is planned.
Tuesday the 17th at the UMD Food Court, there will be a Fresh & Healthy Cooking Demo with food from the UMD farm from 12:00 - 12:45 PM.
Wednesday the 18th at the Kirby Bus Hub, they will host Market Day in the Plaza, where local farmers will sell their produce from noon to 4:30 PM.
On Thursday the 19th, there will be farm tours leaving from the Bus Hub. Please arrive ten minutes early, tours leave at noon and 1:00 PM, tours are one hour in length.
You can work the fields, and cook your own dinner on the 19th. From 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Register online for this one, it will take place at the UMD Farm and at the Dining Center.
There will be a Farm Talk from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at the Plaza Food Court on Thursday. You will learn how food is grown at the farm, and how UMD Dining Services is using the food in their operations.
And dinner at the Dining Center on Thursday at 5:00 will feature a local menu item!
You can find more information online.