Mary Baldwin Students Meet the Farmer that Grows Their Food

By: Janelle Lilley Email
By: Janelle Lilley Email

Students at Mary Baldwin College got a special treat at dinner.

The school has been making a switch to locally grown produce, and the farmer that provides that food dined with the students Thursday evening.

With growing concern over processed foods, the school is hoping to encourage students to consider where their food is grown.

The program also provides support to local growers.

"If always you can have the economy stay local and that's what makes communities work," says Stuarts Draft farmer Maynard Miller.

Many students are glad because of the change.

"My family always prepared a big organic meal, so coming to Mary Baldwin at first it was a little strange. I didn't know what to eat. I stuck soley to the salad bar, but now they gave me some real options, so it's been really really great," says senior Kathleen Todd.


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