Digging in: Local food takes root in Knox College campus culture

Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014 2:21 pm | Updated: 2:21 pm, Mon Dec 22, 2014.

When tomatoes are harvested at the Knox College farm, they don’t have far to go. They’re hauled a couple blocks down Berrien Street to dining services, where they’re cooked down into sauce, vacuum-packed, and served to students.

The same goes for the greens and other produce that are now grown in spring and fall in the 1-acre outdoor area and two high tunnels that comprise the college’s operation on South Academy Street in Galesburg — about a 100-yard trip for fresh use on the salad bar.

Read more here: http://www.qconline.com/radish/digging-in-local-food-takes-root-in-knox-college-campus/article_64e5064f-c40d-5a51-9221-cb30e01c331c.html