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Amherst Food Fall 2015

SoapyMangoSoapyMango 153 replies6 threads Junior Member
I thought I would start a new thread so we can be more accurate about the current food services situation. My D says the food is pretty good and loves the convenience of grab&go. I appreciated the friendliness of the staff and I think it's fantastic that they are incorporating locally grown vegetables. Does anyone know if a percentage come from Amherst's working (organic?) farm?

Also, I hope @OHMomof2 will chime in.
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  • ThankYouforHelpThankYouforHelp 1294 replies1 threads Senior Member
    edited October 2015
    My D has been there a month and hasn't had the same meal twice (except at breakfast). She has no complaints and kind of wonders if the whole "Amherst food is terrible" thing wasn't some exaggerated vestige of years gone by.

    Of course she has no other college experience to compare it with.
    edited October 2015
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 13238 replies247 threads Senior Member
    I skyped with D the other day and this came up :) She says the food's been great. She is a creature of habit for breakfast and lunch, always has been, so having more or less the same thing, esp at breakfast, is fine with her.

    She doesn't eat meat beyond fish so doesn't eat a lot of what is available, but the "catch of the day" fish dishes she described to me sounded really good. She's very happy.

    Now by year 4 will she be tired of it? Who knows. But a month in she's great.

    Here's the web page for menus, hours, etc: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/dining/menu

    Today sounds pretty awesome - mushroom brie soup?! Garlic and rosemary leg of lamb?

    Lighter Side
    Fresh Catch of the Day; Grilled Chicken Breast; Roasted Summer Tomatoes with Freekeh; Peppered Tofu with Shallots & Scallions; Baked Potato; Brown Rice; Freekeh; Steamed Kale

    Marinara Sauce; Bolognese Sauce; Pesto Cream Sauce; Penne Pasta; Linguini; Whole Wheat Pasta

    Cheese Pizza; Pepperoni Pizza

    Garlic & Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb; Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme; Roasted Calico Fingerling Potatoes; Steamed Fresh Carrots; Steamed Peas

    Mushroom Brie Soup; Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

    Bread Selection
    Naan Whole Grain Flat Bread
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 13238 replies247 threads Senior Member
    PS: yes they do grow much of their own food. https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/dining/sustainability/book-plow-farm
    ...Amherst’s own Book and Plow Farm has grown tremendously since its inaugural season 2013/2014. As of last year, Val purchased 32 tons of produce from our farm.
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