Despite some rainy weather, visitors to Durham College (DC) were treated to a small farmers’ market on September 29 when the annual Campus Market took place in Polonsky Commons at the Oshawa campus.
Hosted by the Sustainability offices for both DC and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, the event raised awareness about the availability of locally grown food and saw students, employees and members of the community treated to a variety of fresh items from local vendors, including meat, vegetables and baked goods.
DC’s culinary and horticultural students participated by assisting in the harvesting of crops from outside the Centre for Food (CFF), which were then sold at the market, providing them with an opportunity to bring the CFF’s field-to-fork vision to life. CFF employees were also selling fresh-baked bread and preserves like apple maple butter all prepared by the college’s culinary students. There were even sweet potato fries served with beet ketchup available for sale.
For anyone looking to purchase fresh, local food year-round, be sure to visit Pantry, the unique retail store located on the first floor of the CFF. There they will find an assortment of delicious, high-quality foods prepared by the college’s culinary students, from fresh-baked breads to frozen entrees and pickled vegetables, jams and jellies.