skip page navigationOregon State University

« | »

Tasting tables bring nutritious samples to students

Posted February 29th, 2012 by UHDS News

For the last two years, Oregon State University Housing and Dining Services has partnered with the Student Stustainabilty Initiative and the Corvallis Environmental Center’s Harvest of the Month program to highlight local produce served in University Housing and Dining Services Dining Centers.

Each term, UHDS’ dining centers host a “Harvest of the Month” tasting table event where free samples of recipes using locally grown produce are given to guests along with information about the local farm where it was produced and the nutritional benefits of the featured produce.  Also, the recipes are available in the dining center (if the guest would like more than a taste!)  Nutrition student volunteers and interns provide nutrition information and the tasting samples.

Amanda Rhodes, a sophomore nutrition student has been involved with the program since the start. “What I like about the these tasting tables is working with the public to persuade them to taste the samples by focusing on the taste and the sustainability aspects.  This is an easier “sell” over focusing solely on the good nutritional aspects of eating fruits and vegetables.  Once they have their first bite … then we let them know how nutritious it is” Rhodes said.

The goal of this program is two-fold  1) to showcase UHDS’ commitment to locally grown produce and 2) to get customers to eat more fruits or vegetables by preparing them in an innovative way by OSU’s talented culinary team.  Jeff LaMagra, Assistant Director of Culinary Development, who is in  charge of the culinary team, said “It has been great to work our local farmers like Red Hat Melons in Albany,  Kenagy Farms, Riverwood Orchards and Truit Brothers (to name a few) to support a Farm to Fork program here on campus.  We’ve also worked with our campus Organic Grower’s Club and Oak Creek Farm to sell fresh campus grown  produce in our market and dining centers”.

Bruce Hoerauf, Chef de Cuisine at Arnold Dining Center, was the first chef to participate in the program. “ I like to feature recipes that aren’t prepared in the traditional way—we want to provide a wow experience, something customers will come back for here or make in their own kitchens”.   Some tasty recipes that have been featured include strawberry-chili pickled rhubarb, turnip citrus slaw, apple and rosemary chicken, butternut squash risotto, asparagus-sesame salad, orange-star anise glazed hubbard squash and sweet and sour red cabbage with clove.

Tara Sanders, UHDS Dietician

Be Sociable, Share!

28 Responses to “Tasting tables bring nutritious samples to students”

  1. dewalt dcd775kl-a 1 2-inch 18-volt compact lithium-ion hammer-drill kit with accessory set Says:

    Currently it appears like Drupal is the top blogging platform available right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  2. how to play piano Says:

    Only a couple of blogger would go over this subject the way you do.”~;”-

  3. flirting with girls Says:

    I see which you are utilizing WordPress on your weblog, wordpress may be the best.~’-~*

  4. Linwood Abrell Says:

    Hey there, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!

  5. Bulah Patrick Says:

    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you are using? I’m experiencing some small security problems with my latest site and I would like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?

  6. Kelvin Ahrenstorff Says:

    Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Many thanks

  7. indie music 80's uk Says:

    I have read a few good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to make such a fantastic informative site.

  8. Hunter Binienda Says:

    Hey there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thank you!

  9. Mayola Siemens Says:

    Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any suggestions for newbie blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  10. Alejandro Lacoy Says:

    Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam feedback? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

  11. Directory Says:

    I got what you mean , saved to fav, incredibly nice internet website .

  12. Cole Castaldi Says:

    Superb website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!

  13. Greg Lodge Says:

    Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Thanks a ton!

  14. Joe Blanton Says:

    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you have been utilizing? I’m having some small security issues with my latest website and I’d like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any recommendations?

  15. axl hazarika Says:

    I absolutely love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m looking to create my own website and would love to find out where you got this from or what the theme is named. Many thanks.

  16. Noble Henion Says:

    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  17. Hyman Seales Says:

    Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange solutions with others, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  18. Angeles Haulter Says:

    Appreciating the dedication you put into your website and in depth information you present. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Excellent read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  19. Luvenia Sixt Says:

    We stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking into your web page again.

  20. Davis Tasson Says:

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your site. You have some really great posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if interested. Kudos!

  21. Ila Venice Says:

    Hello.This article was really interesting, particularly because I was searching for thoughts on this topic last Friday.

  22. Long Island physical therapist Says:

    I’ve identified a fantastic deal of really fantastic content material in your web website. I will undoubtedly be back once more for lots extra.

  23. Omega Jacka Says:

    May I simply say what a comfort to uncover someone who genuinely knows what they’re talking about online. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people must check this out and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you’re not more popular because you most certainly have the gift.

  24. Steven Poehler Says:

    We are a bunch of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with useful info to paintings on. You have performed an impressive task and our entire neighborhood will probably be grateful to you.

  25. vaporizer Says:

    I¡¦ve been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or weblog posts on this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this web site. Reading this info So i am glad to exhibit that I’ve a very excellent uncanny feeling I came upon just what I needed. I most certainly will make certain to don¡¦t omit this website and give it a glance on a continuing basis.

  26. Karpacz Says:

    I comparable the effective communication you impart in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and ensure again here commonly. I’m pretty dependable I will hear countless in mint condition pack decent here! Good fluke for the next!

  27. support.planbtravel.com.au Says:

    support.planbtravel.com.au…

    Tasting tables bring nutritious samples to students » Experience of a Lifetime…

  28. Burt Kohl's guest blog backlink Says:

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your
    blog. You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset.

    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really
    like to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.

    Please shoot me an email if interested. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

*