"We are offering to cater food to any student organization or group of people who want good food, and also hope to support local and completely natural food. Our food is thoughtfully prepared using ingredients exclusively from local farms and farmers we know.
We also plan to have cooking workshops and classes, such as a samosa and chutney workshop within a couple of weeks, and free slow food dinners for anyone who wants to attend."
The group has also started the Vassar Raw Milk Co-op, "a means for students and faculty to obtain raw milk from grass-fed cows, and pastured eggs from naturally-raised chickens, on a weekly basis." The dairy products come from Shunpike Dairy in Millbrook, NY.
According to a statement from the group, the goal of the co-op is:
- To furnish students and the Vassar community with the means of acquiring real, natural, unpasteurized, unhomogenized, pastured, grass-fed, raw milk
- To support local, clean, and sustainable agriculture
- To exercise our right to freedom of food choice
- To raise awareness throughout the Vassar community about the health and environmental benefits of drinking raw milk, and the consequences of drinking pasteurized milk
You can sign up for the co-op here and check out the group's blog and Facebook page.
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