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JMU Food Day

Food Day 2012 banner October 24, 2012

Although Food Day is Wednesday October 24, 2012; James Madison University is celebrating Food Day throughout the week of October 24 and the month of October. We are hosting events throughout the month that celebrate, educate and reflect on our food communities.  We have decided to align each day of the Food Day week with one of Food Day’s five priorities. The priorities and their associated day are:

  • promote safer, healthier diets (Monday October 22)
  • support sustainable and organic farms (Tuesday October 23)
  • reduce hunger (Wednesday October 24)
  • reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals (Thursday October 25)
  • support fair working conditions for food and farm workers (Friday October 26).

Please stay tuned as more events and details are posted.

Tuesday October 16, 2012
Farmer Lee Jones, of the Chef’s Garden, Speaking Event – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
7:00pm Anthony Seeger Auditorium

Wednesday October 17, 2012 
JMU Campus Farmer’s Market – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services and Harrisonburg Farmers Market
9:00am – 3:00pm Warren Patio

Monday October 22, 2012
Food Resources Fair for JMU Students – Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 4:00pm Warren Patio

Food Day Information & Awareness Table - Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Commons

Farm to Fork Dinner and Cooking Contest: Regular dining service and hours with stations featuring locally grown foods and programming – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
4:30 pm – 7:30pm E-Hall

Tuesday October 23, 2012
Food Day Information & Awareness Table - Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Warren Patio

JMU Farm Course Documentary Screening and Discussion Panel
7:00pm Harrison Hall 1261

Wednesday October 24, 2012 OFFICIAL FOOD DAY
Food Day Information & Awareness Table - Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Commons

Food Drive Benefit Musical Event
9:00pm – 11:00pm Lower Drum Festival

Thursday October 25, 2012
Food Day Information & Awareness Table - Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Warren Patio

James K. Stanescu, Mercer University, Guest Lecture “Living in the Age of the Factory Farm” – Sponsored by JMU E.A.R.T.H.
7:00pm Harrison Hall 1261

Friday October 26, 2012
Food Day Information & Awareness Table - Sponsored by Office of Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
12:00pm – 5:00pm Commons

Events Happening Throughout the Week of October 22, 2012
Let’s Go Local – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
Food Sampling, Vendor events and a celebration of our local products

Daily Composting Tours of E-hall 3pm – 4 pm – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
Contact Sherry Cox: 540- 568- 4055 or click here to email her to RSVP

Pick a “Vintage” Recycle Mug Daily on the Commons at Food Day Table – Sponsored by JMU Dining Services
Dining Services will be handing out 2011 & 2010 Recycle Mugs daily from 11 am – 1 pm
While supplies last

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