Campus Market showcases fresh produce and tasty treats

Visitors to the South Village Courtyard at Durham College (DC) and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)’s joint Oshawa campus were likely to think they had been transported to a farmer’s market as the institutions hosted their second-ever Campus Market on October 1.

As part of the DC and UOIT Sustainability offices’ commitment to raising awareness about the availability of locally grown food, students, employees and members of the community were treated to a variety of fresh items from local vendors, including meat, vegetables and baked goods. Food trucks were also onsite serving up their wares.

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.

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.