COVID-19 Update on Admittance

This facility is temporarily closed to all visitors as Amherst College protects against the spread of COVID-19. We understand this news may be disappointing. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

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Welcome to our table! At Amherst, you’ll be eating great meals with great friends. Our dining locations — from Valentine Hall to Schwemm’s Coffee House — are bright, cheerful spaces where you can settle in for real conversations. Our food is real too. We use fresh, local ingredients, much of which comes from our Book & Plow Farm.


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Amherst Eats Local: Our Book & Plow Farm

How local is our locally-grown produce? At Amherst College, you can barely break a sweat walking to where your salad came from.

Amherst’s own Book & Plow Farm supplies Dining Services with a variety of fruits and vegetables, including carrots, onions, summer squash, kale, mustard greens, tomatoes, and bok choi as well as herbs and more.


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Amherst Eats Healthy: Our Nutrition Program

ACNutrition is our online tool that helps you:

  • Identify well-balanced meals.
  • Learn the nutritional value of your food.
  • Manage allergens and intolerances.
  • Find options for specific diets, such as vegetarian or vegan.

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Amherst Recycles, Composts & More

Sustainable dining is one of our top priorities, and we’re expanding our program all the time.

  • We divert 84 tons of food waste per year.
  • We’ve eliminated the use of 20,000 plastic bottles per year.
  • We give unserved meals to local shelters and charitable organizations.

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