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Joining the Eat Local Challenge: September 29
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September 22, 2009, Volume 56, No. 04

On Tuesday, September 29, join Bon Appétit at Penn Dining in taking a stride towards a more sustainable environment at Penn and support the 2009 Eat Local Challenge on campus. The challenge, which will take place in 400 Bon Appétit cafés all over the country, features a delicious lunch including dessert that is 100% local. All ingredients for this meal will come from within 150 miles of Penn’s cafés, the only exception is salt.

The challenge highlights Bon Appétit at Penn chefs’ creativity, educates guests about their local, seasonal bounty and also supports family farms during these difficult times. The challenge is an opportunity for the Penn community to not only demonstrate support for a better earth, but to also rally the President’s Climate Action Plan in creating a more sustainable environment at Penn. Above, Bon Appétit offered a variety of local apples at the kick-off event last Wednesday.

The challenge will take place in the following cafés: 1920 Commons, Hill House, Kings Court Falk Dining, and the Houston Market. Within each café, there will be a designated station highlighting the lunch option that is 100% local. Additionally, each café will feature an information table describing the meal, the chefs, and the participating farmers.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate. Door fees apply to non-dining plan participants accepting cash or credit card; Dining Dollars and Penn Cash are also accepted at Houston Market.

—Laurie Cousart, director of Penn Dining

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Related: Penn's Climate Action Plan

Almanac - September 22, 2009, Volume 56, No. 04