Passion for the Harvest: F.A.R.M. Club at Miami University

December 9, 2016 palmerjr 0

Food Accessibility and Resilience at Miami—known by its members as F.A.R.M. Club—is a group of close-knit peers, united with a common goal in mind: to change the way Miami, and our world, relates to food. The group kicked off alongside the Institute for Food last year as a coalition of students who […]

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Q&A with Olivia Richter, Miami University’s Food Fellow

November 22, 2016 palmerjr 0

Olivia Richter, a senior at Miami University, began her agricultural adventure last spring with the Institute for Food as a member of the Food Studies Course, taught by Dr. Peggy Shaffer. As Olivia is quick to tell, the class truly changed her life. Olivia now serves as a Food Fellow […]

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Institute Involves Students from Across the University

November 22, 2016 palmerjr 0

Raise your hand if you have an “atypical” combination of majors and minors!  Miami encourages students to explore a variety of topics and create their own unique combinations of interests, and the Institute for Food is no different. The students and volunteers who work with the Institute for Food and […]

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Institute Partners With Oxford Community Choice Pantry

November 22, 2016 palmerjr 0

Building close ties between Miami University and the Oxford community, the Miami University Farm offers a portion of its crops to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry. The pantry makes the produce easily accessible for free to local residents in need. During summer and fall seasons, the Institute donates to the pantry almost […]

Quarter Barrel and the Institute for Food: A Love Story

November 22, 2016 palmerjr 0

One word: Lavosh. Sesame cracker, herb aioli, and balsamic glaze come together together in a sultry combination that would make any patron swoon. Who creates these mouth watering combinations? None other than Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub, the one stop shop for craft beer, wine tasting, and a variety of unique […]

Changing of the Seasons

September 27, 2016 harmona4 0

It is with a mixture of begrudging acceptance and exhausted relief that I welcome the changing of the seasons. The days are cooler, shorter…but there are few, if any, full and juicy tomatoes – still warm from the sun – ripe to be picked and eaten fresh from the vine. […]