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.

2018 Food Day Events


Food Day Festival and Farmer’s Market

Thursday, October 18th

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 for this year’s Food Day Festival and Farmer’s Market, fill out this online form.


Compost Sift-a-Thon

Friday, October 31st

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 or for more information, email

Check back for Food Day 2018 updates.