Quick Bites

MSI Information Session

Come out to Open Grounds on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. for an information session about the unique 2017 course offerings at the Morven Summer Institute. Information and free pizza will be in [...]

The Power of Sustainability

Check out the steps Morrison and UVA Health System are taking to bring local food to their patients and to reach their 2020 goal of sourcing 20% of the food they serve locally! https://vimeo.com/album/4419575/video/204204874 [...]

What to eat now

Winter Vegetables and Fruits in Central Virginia, through our partner, Local Food Hub. JANUARY – MARCH apples • cabbage • collard greens • gold potatoes • hydroponic tomatoes  • herbs • kale • salad greens • spinach • sweet potatoes • white potatoes • winter squash [...]

Local Food Hub’s Annual Report

As a UVa Food Collaborative partner, Local Food Hub works to integrate education and the UVa community into its larger mission of a healthy and resilient regional food system. Through support services, infrastructure, and market opportunities, Local Food Hub connects people with foodgrown close to home, and their latest annual report highlights a few of their diverse farm partners and the impacts of making fresh, local food more available to the Charlottesville community. Read more about it [...]

What to eat now

Fall Vegetables and Fruits in Central Virginia, via the regional culinary magazine, edible Blue Ridge OCTOBER apples • Asian pears • beets • broccoli • Brussels sprouts • cabbage • cucumbers • grapes • green beans • greens • herbs • pears • peppers • potatoes • pumpkins • raspberries • spinach • squash • sweet potatoes NOVEMBER apples • broccoli • butternut squash • greens • peppers • spinach • winter • squash DECEMBER butternut squash • [...]

Tanya Denckla Cobb on the Local Food Movement

The Food Collaborative’s Tanya Denckla Cobb shared stories from her new book, “Reclaiming Our Food,” at CitySpace on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, as part of the Greater Virginia Green Building Council’s luncheon series. Read more: How the grassroots local food movement is changing what we [...]

My First Foreign Fast Food Experience

by Sam Taggart (CLAS ’14) December 1st, 2014 This morning I went to a McDonalds McCafé To-Go at a bus terminal in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was such a reminder of how Fast Food can totally degrade the way we eat and the way we treat others. I have to say, although the food purchase went against every bone in my morally conscious body, I wanted to try a foreign McDonald’s more out of curiosity than anything else. I should have known better. The whole experience was stressful, [...]