Randolph-Macon College will host the Farm to Family Bus on Wednesday, October 19,
2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Henry Street between Estes Dining Hall and the
The Farm to Family (F2F) bus supports local farms within a 150-mile radius of Richmond.
Chartwells, which provides dining and catering services at R-MC, will be purchasing
items to be featured in Estes Dining Hall at The Chef’s Table and throughout the
dining hall for the week. Chartwells looks forward to making this a regular event
several times each semester.
“We are excited to purchase and feature local fresh produce in our dining hall,”
says Jude Martin, senior director of Dining Services. He added, “We decided to invite
the Farm to Family bus so that students, faculty, staff and the community can see
the quality of the produce and get answers to questions about local sourcing and
Farm to Family utilizes a converted school bus to visit neighborhoods, schools and
senior homes. Some in-season items available during its visit to R-MC will include
broccoli, cauliflower, kale, sweet potatoes, peppers, winter squash and apples.
The R-MC community as well as the public is invited to tour the bus and purchase
Farm to Family was started in 2009 as a mobile farmers’ market, delivering seasonal
and local products grown and produced within 150 miles of Richmond, Virginia. Owner
Mark Lilly says, “F2F connects local farmers with local communities, encouraging
a local diet of fresh products grown and made right here in our food shed.”
F2F also has an indoor, seasonal market which is open year-round and was voted Richmond’s
best delivery co-op by Richmond Magazine. It has been featured on the Rachael Ray
Show, BBC World News, CBN/700 Club, People Magazine, and PBS.
For more information contact Anne Marie Lauranzon, email@example.com.