Local produce in The Commons

submitted by greena@augsburg.edu

Yes, there’s still snow covering the farm fields, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat good Minnesota grown produce in February! Beginning this week, The Commons will feature local produce (as available) from The Good Acre, a Falcon Heights based organization that “connects and strengthens farmers, food makers, and communities through good food.” The Good Acre has worked since 2013 to build infrastructure and support for local farmers to access challenging high-volume food markets like hospitals and universities. Augsburg has supported their work as part of the Central Corridor Anchor Partnership, and we are excited to deepen our relationship through purchasing power. As we live into our anchor institution and sustainability commitments that center the long-term well-being of our campus and surrounding communities, we will continue to seek opportunities to support healthy local economies, social systems, and ecosystems that we all depend on. Many thanks to Augsburg Dining Services and The Good Acre for making this partnership possible!

Stop by The Commons TODAY to see what our talented chefs can do with 100lbs of local cabbage!

The Good Acre