Chartwells Higher Education is bringing back its Joy-Ful campaign for another school year.
The campaign's second year kicks off with what Chartwells says will be the nation’s largest collegiate farmers market. As part of the event, hosted by celebrity chef Jet Tila, hundreds of local farmers and vendors will be invited to visit college campuses across the country, and students will get to learn more about how farmers help keep the nation fed and the work they do for their communities.
“After the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our inaugural campaign and seeing how it brought students together, we wanted to bring back Joy-Ful this year to provide more opportunities for the incoming class and returning students to connect,” said Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education, in a statement. “We strive to strengthen the entire campus community through food, and our first event will help connect students with the incredible farmers we work with in the broader local community.”
All participating campuses throughout the country will simultaneously host their portion of the farmers market, and each campus will incorporate elements unique to their school, such as teaching kitchens with local vendors, apple cider and donut stations, candle making, pumpkin yoga and more.
During the event, students will also enjoy a fall-themed menu featuring dishes made with seasonal produce, such as herb- roasted butternut squash, balsamic Brussels sprouts with cranberries and turmeric-roasted root vegetables.
Chartwells Higher Ed is planning to host three more Joy-Ful events throughout the school year.