Co-Op Provides Local, Sustainable Food Options

The student-run Wesleyan Local Food Co-op sources a large variety of fresh local foods, including Long Lane Farm produce, and distributes them on campus. Besides produce, the co-op distributes fresh dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt and butter), meat, eggs, tofu, seitan, granola, bread and coffee, all locally grown, roasted or made.

The program began solely for students but is now open to staff and faculty participation in the wake of expressed interest. More than 500 members of the Wesleyan community are part of one or more co-ops.

Participants pick up shares Wednesday evenings in Usdan and help once each semester with organization and distribution. For more information e-mail wesleyanlocalcoop@gmail.com.

Photos of the Co-op in February are below: (Photos by Aviva Hirsch ’16)

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