Why Eat Local?
In addition to benefiting the local economy, buying locally-made products also helps to reduce environmental hazards created during the transportation of items. Local produce is provided to the dining commons through partnerships with the Student Farm and other local producers.
Penn State food suppliers include:
The Student Farm - A one acre, student-run farm at Penn State used to create and supply fresh produce at on campus eateries
The Berkey Creamery - Primary provider of dairy products for the University. The Creamery provides items made by the College of Agriculture
Penn State’s Meats Lab - An on-campus meat processing facility that works with research and extension education while also providing Campus Dining with fresh meats
Other Locally-produced Food Options:
Local Farmers Markets
Downtown Farmer’s Market
May through November - Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
100 Block of Locust Lane
Boalsburg Outdoor Farmers Market
May through November - Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Outdoors at the PA Military Museum
North Atherton Farmer’s Market
May through November - Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.