SUNY Canton Dining Services Showcases Local Food Growers and Vendors April 18

College AssociationFood grown locally tastes better at SUNY Canton.

The SUNY Canton College Association, Inc., has invited area food growers and vendors to a showcase event and meal to be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Chaney Dining Center.

The Local Vendor Showcase will put diners in touch with the people responsible for growing or producing the raw ingredients of some of the dining options on Campus. Most menu items served during the event will be grown, purchased, or produced in the North Country.

The College Association works with area farmers to obtain fresh foods to create their daily dining options. Locally purchased food also helps the area’s economy.

“We are holding this event to educate our students on where and why we purchase locally grown foods,” Assistant Dining Center Manager Jason Bartholomew said. “It provides a fantastic opportunity for our growers to explain what goes into producing their food items.”

The cost for the public is $10.95 per person at this special event. Regular charges will apply for students, and they can use their meal plans to participate.

In lobby area of Chaney Dining Hall there will be a mini health fair sponsored by the Davis Health Center. All services are free of charge. There will be representatives from the Fitness Center doing body fat measurements. PTA students doing mini massages, Nursing students testing blood pressure, and Health Initiative doing free glucose and cholesterol screenings. Other participating groups include the SUNY Canton Counseling Center, Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s patient navigator Center for Cancer Care,  Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Renewal House. A registered dietician will also be on hand.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.


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