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Amherst College Dining Services strives to buy locally grown products whenever possible.Not only does such an initiative promote support of local businesses and the local economy, it also promotes sustainability.

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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 we grow on our own farm and in our hydroponic greenhouse.

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A Ton of Watermelon: Book & Plow's First Harvest

Submitted on Tuesday, 9/24/2013, at 8:25 PM

by William Sweet

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

This fall, the Book & Plow Farm began supplying Dining Services wth the fruits --and vegetables-- of its first harvest. 

Five-Star Focaccia

By Emily Gold Boutilier

Attention, first-years: Right now you might be wondering how you’ll survive without home-cooked food. Fear not! We’re here to help, with menu recommendations from last year’s senior class. When the staff at Valentine Dining Hall asked the Class of 2010 last spring to submit requests for their favorite Val meals, 25 seniors requested 54 different menu items, most of which appeared on the menu in the weeks before graduation. Among the most asked-for items:

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For information about  student positions at Valentine Dining Services, Catering, or Schwemm's Snack Bar, please visit:  https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/dining/student_jobs

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