Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Food Day at UM

Each fall, the University observes Food Day, a celebration for healthy, local and sustainably produced food. The event, which UM began hosting in 2011, focuses on raising awareness among students, faculty and staff about the importance of real food, as well as local food-related resources.


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2016 Food Day Events


Food Day of Service

Saturday, October 22

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. meet at the Union Ballroom

Get your hands dirty and join the Food Day of Service! Volunteers will help out on projects at local school gardens and with the UM Compost Program.

Sign up for the Food Day of Service by clicking here.


VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers

Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 pm, Powerhouse

“The public often thinks of farmers as white males of European ancestry living in isolated rural areas. And the public often thinks of immigrants as those who have slipped into the United States to take advantage of assistance programs. Vang blows both of those stereotypes and opens discussion about how farming is done in the United States and how immigrants have become part of the larger agricultural picture.”  from the VANG Production Group

“Food Chains” Film and Discussion

— Date: TBD

Learn about the human cost of America’s food supply through the lens of Florida farmworkers in this film, followed by a discussion led by assistant professor of Southern Studies and Anthropology Catarina Passidomo.

Pop Up Farmers Market

Wednesday, October 26

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Oxford Intermediate School

Bring the kids to check out this pop up market for fresh, local produce.


Past Events —

Composting Workshop

Monday, October 3

6-8 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center

Sustainable Oxford presents a workshop on how to begin composting at your home (and why you’d want to)!

Food Day Festival

Thursday, October 6

Noon-3:30 at the Union Plaza

A celebration of real food featuring a farmers market, free samples and more!