There may possibly be carrots, lettuce, peppers, and/or tomatoes from the Microfarm in your Meliora salad. In other dishes, you may find garlic, kale, beets, oregano, or mint from UR’s campus garden. Microfarm is a nonprofit housed by the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Located in Whipple Park on the University of Rochester’s South Campus, Microfarm is student run and sells produce to the Meliora restaurant. It was founded by 2011 Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) scholars, Annalise Kjolhede and Caitlin Smigelski. Check out their blog: UR Microfarm
On that note, it’s local foods week! There will be special dinners throughout the week and information about our local vendors in various dining locations. See your Dining Services e-mail for more information.