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DIY farm market

There’s no space for us to invite local farmers to do a farmers market. So we had our produce company bring in local produce.

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Lycoming College releases own coffee

Lycoming College has joined the Cultivation to Cup (C2C) network and partnered with Golden Valley Farm Coffee Roasters (GVF) and Parkhurst Dining Services, to offer Warrior One, its very own brand of coffee. Warrior One is an organic, shade-grown coffee from the Las Lajas farm in Costa Rica.

Several leading Philadelphia retail stores—a ramen noodle restaurant, a gift boutique, and a coffee house that also sells clothes—have expanded or relocated their businesses to Penn.

Unlike other restaurants on Cumberland Avenue, the two UT Dining locations accept Dining Dollars as payment from students, creating what the Cumberland Merchants Association describes as an unfair competitive advantage.

Arabica-coffee prices reached their highest level in 2½ years on Monday, after projections for more dry weather in Brazil sowed worries about lackluster future harvests, the Wall Street Journal reports.

There’s more than ethnic flavors spicing up college foodservice. Campuses are capitalizing on the addition of unique regional and local favorites to their roster of retail options.

We had a small area that sold self-serve yogurt. Sales were great for the first year and then began to slide as most self-serve yogurt shops have done this past year or so.

The Centra Nutrition Group recently launched our very own food truck, called Code Fresh. The truck serves a few roles.

When we combined the food and nutrition services departments back in December 2013 and I assumed leadership over foodservices, I was able to use my experience as an R.D. to begin offering more healthy and specialty food options to our retail customers.

This month we present our fourth annual list of 10 ideas to provide a jump-start for innovation in your operation.

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