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Students celebrate local harvest at dining hall

Students will have the opportunity to meet local farmers and learn more about the benefits of eating local food at a special event in Leonard Dining Hall tomorrow afternoon.

Students can experience a slice of a fall country fair this Wednesday afternoon without leaving campus.

“Field to Fork is a lovely way for students to celebrate the harvest and taste the rich fruits and vegetables that Kingston and the surrounding region have to offer,” says Joli Manson, General Manager, Hospitality Services. “We have found that students are interested in meeting local farmers and learning more about the benefits of eating local food.”

Hospitality Services has developed a special menu for Wednesday’s lunch at Leonard Dining Hall featuring dishes made with locally grown ingredients. Students can browse displays and ask local farmers questions about their products and agricultural operations. Local band Crooked Wood will play throughout lunch.

Field to Fork is one of several ways Hospitality Services supports locally grown food. Hospitality Services buys local products as much as possible and every week hosts The Farmer’s Market @ Queen’s, a special program that gives students the opportunity to meet local farmers and discover more about their products.

Hospitality Services has also re-introduced Sunday Night Dinner, a high-end dining experience at Leonard Dining Hall offering comfort food, such as roast beef and apple pie with crumbled top, to make students feel at home. Visit the Hospitality Services website for complete details.

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