Luncheon features fresh, locally sourced foods

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News

Enjoy local food at the farmers market luncheon Sept. 12.

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University Dining Services will feature locally grown foods at a special farmers market luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Bernhard Café and Market, located on the first floor of the Bernhard Center, and in all residence hall dining rooms.

Students, University employees and guests are invited to the luncheon, which will feature a variety of foods that are locally produced or grown in Michigan. Fresh menu selections will include BBQ chicken quarters, Polish kielbasa, redskin potato salad, cheddar cheese stout soup, fresh garden greens, autumn roasted vegetables, apple brown betty and more. The location of the farm or processor for each food item, along with the full menu and prices are listed at, and will be featured for students and guests throughout residence hall dining rooms as part of the luncheon.

Additional local food choices

  • Sushi from Hunan Gardens, a Kalamazoo restaurant that purchases produce from local farmers' markets to prepare sushi that is delivered fresh daily to WMU, is offered at Flossie's Café, Bernhard Café and Market, Schneider Café and Bella Vita Café.
  • Sandwiches and cookies from the Kalamazoo-based Export Ope's, which offers organic and natural food selections, including gluten- and dairy-free items, will be offered this fall at Bernhard Café and Market, Bella Vita and Plaza Café.

For more information about the luncheon or sustainability in Dining Services, contact Judy Gipper at (269) 387‐4844 or visit