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Celebrate Earth Week!

Celebrate Earth Day with a fresh, local tomato.

Visit D2 for lunch this Wednesday,EARTH DAY, April 22 for our local tomato caprese station.  We’ll be serving a variety of tomatoes grown just a few miles down the road in Dublin, VA at the Red Sun Farms greenhouses.



Earth Week 2014 is Here!

Celebrate Virginia Tech Earth Week!

4/21 -4/25

All of this week, check back with the blog as we post upcoming events for Earth Week.  A few highlights for Earth Week and Sustainable Dining include a workday at Kentland Farm on Wednesday 4/23 and the Reusable To-Go Container Lunch Mob on Thursday 4/24!

For Full Schedule:www.vtearthweek.com

Remember to share photos with @vtgreendining, @vtsustainable @theecvt,  and use #vtearthweek

Friday April 25: Social & Environmental Justice

National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Panel, 341 Squires, 2-4PM

Dr. Mike Ellerbrock will be setting up a mock panel to demonstrate how NEJAC would work through a case study.

Relay for Life, 5PM

Come to our table to learn how fossil fuels can lead to cancer.




EW_14Banner Credit: The Environmental Coalition at Virginia Tech


Sustainable Dining During Earth Week 2013

Dining Services Celebrates


Earth Week 2013 is coming up next week (4/22 – 4/26) and Dining Services is ready!  Dining Services is hosting a few events to highlight our sustainable dining initiatives across campus.  More information below:

LocalFoodFairFlyerMonday 4/22: 4 – 5 PM: Local Food Fair, Deet’s Place Side Room

Put a face to the name of the people growing your food!  The farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, and distributors of your food all have their own story.  Come learn more about it! Dining Services sources “local” products that are grown, raised, processed within 250 miles of Blacksburg, VA or within the state of Virginia.

Check out the Event Page on Facebook. 

Monday 4/22: 5:30 PM: Sustainable Fish Chef Series, 354 Wallace SustainableFish Demo SeriesHall

Executive Chef Mark Bratton and Chef de Cuisine Jon Creger of West End Market will be hosting a cooking demonstration focused on cooking with sustainable fish.  Sign up here.

Special Locally Sourced Products: All Week Long at Owens Food Court

Owens Food Court will be showcasing local products in all shops, not just the Farms & Fields Project, during Earth Week (4/22- 4/26).  Keep an eye out for Local Icons indicating which items are being sourced locally.

We’d like to thank Produce Source Partners, for working with local producers and helping to champion Contributing Local Vendors:

  • Big Spring Mill: Elliston, VA, Flour
  • Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm, Blacksburg, VA, Microgreens & basil
  • Grayson Natural Farms: Grayson County, VA, Grass Finished Beef
  • Homestead Creamery, Wertz, VA: Milk & Ice Cream
  • J C Bean Sprout: Bean Sprouts
  • Kirby Farms: Greens, Sweet Potatoes
  • Local Food Hub: Charlottesville, VA, Lettuces, Arugula, Spinach
  • Mann’s Sausage Company, Blacksburg, VA: Sausages
  • Mountain View Farm: Fairfield, VA: Cheeses
  • Murray’s Cider Company: Apple Cider
  • Pearce Family Farm: Cascades, VA, Eggs
  • Rock Hill Honey Bee Farm: Stafford, VA Honey
  • Sweet Water Baking Company, Floyd, VA: Bread
  • Twin Oaks Tofu: Louisa, VA, Tofu
  • VT Meats , Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA: Pork, Beef, Lamb
  • VT Milk:  Blacksburg, VA, Milk

Get on the Bus to Kentland Farm: The Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm will be having their next Workday on Saturday 4/27 from 10 AM – 1 PM  in partnership with VT ENGAGE. Transportation is provided, please contact Wyatt to reserve your seat!

Get on the Bus to Kentland Farm!

Get on the Bus


More info on VT Earth Week Events at www.vtearthweek.com