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Food, Farm, and Sustainability

Hampshire College Farm Summer Internship

Hampshire College Farm Summer Internship Starting date: May 21, 2018 Ending date: September 3, 2018 Pay rate: $11/hour The Hampshire College Farm Summer Internship Program provides a hands-on working and learning experience designed for college students interested in sustainable agriculture. Interns will work alongside farm staff to carry out daily operations of the farm’s diverse pastured livestock and organic veget
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Roasted Garlic Recipe

    Roasted garlic recipe   Delicious, delicious garlic – so tasty, and so good for you! Did you know that garlic has been used for food and health benefits for over 5,000 years, dating from the building of the Giza pyramids? Many claims have been made through the centuries about the health benefits of garlic, ranging from respiratory improvements to lowering blood pressure. Not being trained in medic
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Local food systems by the numbers

For those of you who are interested in local food systems, FINE (Farm to Institution New England) has written an interesting six-part blog series on food metrics, called “Measuring Up”. The entire series can be accessed here. Some highlights include: The struggle around defining “local”: While some institutions create their own definitions of local, others use third-party tools or federal/stat
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Food Systems Panel and Cooking Class!

Here at Hampshire we continue to make progress on our food systems work. Earlier this fall our Food Systems team conducted a survey of first year students in the dining hall, and discovered that few of them had a good grasp on what exactly the Hampshire College food system was or how it worked. To remedy this, we worked in conjunction with the Bon Appetit Fellow, Shira Kaufmann, and came up with both a Food Systems P
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Save our Seeds!!

Thanks to everyone who came out for our showing last night of SEED: The Untold Story! If you want to take action on protecting seed diversity, here are some ideas for how to do that: https://www.seedthemovie.com/takeaction/ If you missed our screening, it is about the severe but relatively-unknown crisis in seed diversity, its implications for the planet, and what people around the world are doing to try to solve the
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Hampshire College Food Systems Panel

Recently, the Kendall Food Systems Intern and Farm staff conducted a survey in the dining hall to find out what students want to know about the Hampshire College food system. In response to questions that we received from the survey, we are planning to hold a panel on November 29th (note new date) from 3:30-4:30 in the middle room of the dining commons. Please join the staff of the dining hall, the farm, the Kern Cen
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Thanks to volunteers, Fall Festival was a big success!!

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who made the Fall Festival such a success!! We really appreciate your hard work, and couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you, thank you!! Thanks also to the bands, the vendors, and, of course, all of the visitors who came out visit the farm. We hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you next year! For more photos, check out our Facebook page!
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Fall Farm Festival happening tomorrow!!

  Come visit the farm at the Fall Farm Festival during Alumni and Friends weekend on Saturday, Oct 21st, 12-4 pm! Featuring two staff/alumni bands: What Happens Now and Jesse Sterling Harrison! What Happens Now: https://www.facebook.com/akadeafwallace/ (Check out the familiar alum/staff faces… :)) Alumn Jesse Sterling Harrison: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jsharrison2 Also featuring vegetarian, gluten-free
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Team Local Food for the Win!!

Congratulations to Executive Chef Jamil Asad for his Local Food Challenge meal on September 26th, which was in the top three out of 44,000 Bon Appetit submissions in the country!! It featured primarily Hampshire College Farm produce, with a few additional products from Horse Listener’s Orchard and Four Star Farms. Go Team Local!! Did we mention that it was delicious? Because it sure was!! As many readers of thi
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