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.
2018 Food Day Events
Field Trip to Homeplace Pastures
Thursday, October 11
Tour Homeplace Pastures in Como, Mississippi, and learn about their sustainable pastured animal operation. Transportation is provided through the Office of Sustainability, but spots are limited. Registration required. Sign up here to reserve your spot.
Food Day Festival and Farmer’s Market
Thursday, October 18
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Galtney-Lott Plaza
Shop with a variety of local vendors and farmers from the North Mississippi area, learn about issues like sustainable agriculture and food insecurity, meet on campus food and wellness groups, and sample some of the great food Mississippi has to offer!
To sign up as a vendor or to table for your food-related organization at this year’s Food Day Festival and Farmer’s Market, fill out this online form.
Spooky Compost Sift-a-Thon
Wednesday, October 31
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Medicinal Plant Garden
Learn about the Ole Miss Compost Program and help them sift their freshly composted soil! Volunteers who come in costumes can enter our costume contest to win prizes. To sign up, fill out this form.
Local Dining at Lenoir
October 15- 19
11:30 a.m- 1:30 p.m Monday- Friday
Lenoir Dining will be offering a menu featuring locally and sustainably sourced ingredients during October. Reservations are required.
Food Day at Oxford Elementary
Wednesday, October 24
Join Good Food for Oxford Schools in celebrating Food Day at Oxford Elementary. Volunteers are needed throughout the day. Click here to view and sign up for available volunteer opportunities.
Haunted Harvest at Oxford Community Market
Tuesday, October 30
3-6:30 p.m., Old Armory Pavilion
Healthy Halloween snacks, kids’ activities and local fall produce!