Tufts dining hall celebrates annual Harvest Food Week

Featured items include pumpkin pie, apple cider, squash and more.

Sept. 26—Tufts Dining Services will this week celebrate the university’s annual Harvest Food Week, serving locally grown dishes and holding interactive events to educate students about the value of buying local.

The event, which runs from today through Friday in Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Halls, will feature seasonal dishes such as butternut squash bisque, apple cider and pumpkin pie.

“The ‘locavore’ movement [from proponents of buying locally grown produce] has gained a lot of momentum, so we just want to celebrate the local harvest and educate students regarding locally grown food,” Julie Lampie, Tufts’ nutrition and marketing specialist, said. 

The majority of Dining Services’ produce this week comes from Carlson Orchards in Harvard, Mass., according to Lampie. Peaches and nectarines are imported from Lookout Farm in Natick, Mass., while Wards Berry Farm from Sharon, Mass. and Verrill Farm in Concord, Mass. contributed other crops.  

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