Post contributed by Katie Peters, Intern with Tiger Dining
Tiger Dining is proud to present, Tigers on The Green, an event celebrating food created on campus and in the Auburn community. This event will launch the Auburn Foods brand on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Green Space. Everyone is welcome to sample local foods and connect with the farmers who produced them.
Tigers on The Green is designed to help students connect with the folks who grow and produce their food. Local is considered a 250-mile radius, but “local” isn’t the only thing Auburn Foods represents. The Auburn Foods brand represents the connections we have with our food and the people who were involved in making it.
All of the partnerships involved with Auburn Foods have ties to Auburn University. These include multiple departments in the College of Agriculture: Horticulture, Fisheries, Meat Sciences and Food Sciences. Many local partners are alumni and others have students who are currently enrolled at Auburn. Eating Auburn Foods not only supports the academic mission of the university, it also gives back to the Auburn Family.
Highlighting and supporting sustainable agriculture and local business is not the only benefit of Auburn Foods. Locally produced foods travel the shortest distance possible to your plate, which means students receive fresher, tastier products with increased nutrient density.
Another aspect of Tiger Dining’s commitment to sustainability is reducing food waste and bringing unused product to the food insecure in our community. Tiger Dining partners with Campus Kitchens and the East Alabama Food Bank to donate surplus production from the greenhouses on campus to these worthy organizations who provide food to the hungry.
Join us on the Green Space to celebrate those who make Auburn Foods possible on April 21. Come meet the people involved with producing and growing your food. Thank you for your support!