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Sustainability

Earth Day

We support local farmers as much as possible...the major produce items purchased locally and in season are apples, potatoes, green peppers, summer squash, zucchini, butternut squash, tomatoes, and corn.

-- George Forte, Community Fruitland

Food Day

Food Day Celebration Dinner

The 2012 Food Day Celebration will be on October 3rd. It's guaranteed to be a tasty affair! Here is a look at last year's menu:
Braised Chicken featuring Wellington Farms free-range chicken • Seafood Cavatelli featuring Venda Ravioli (RI) cavatelli pasta & Clipper Seafood (RI) local scallops, littlenecks & mussels • Red Potato Frittata featuring organic cage-free eggs & Szawlowski Farms (MA) potatoes • Vegan Acorn Squash featuring Mello Farms (RI) locally grown acorn squash • Green Beans featuring SouZa Farms (MA) beans • Fresh Chard featuring Absalona Farms (RI) • Roasted Potatoes featuring Szawlowski Farms (MA) potatoes • Roasted Root Vegetables in Cabot Creamery (VT) butter featuring Manheim Farms (MA) & Ferolbink Farms (RI) • Vegan Minestrone Soup with local vegetables • Kalamata Olive Bread Seven Stars (RI) • Durum Stick Seven Stars (RI) • Salad featuring Absalona Farms (RI) locally grown hydroponic greens; local Rhode Island slice apples; Narragansett Creamery (RI) salty sea feta; Ocean Spray (MA) locally grown and dried cranberries; served with a house-made pear vinaigrette. • Pumpkin Cheesecake featuring Ferolbink Farms (RI) pumpkin & Narragansett Creamery (RI) Angelito cream cheese • Pear Pie featuring Belltown Hill Orchards (CT) pears • Whipped Cream featuring local Guida's (CT) cream • Apple Cider featuring Barden Family Orchard (RI) cider
Brown Dining is committed to improving our local food system through our sustainability initiatives, which work to support local farmers, reduce our waste output, and purchase fairly traded and environmentally friendly foods.
Brown Dining's commitment to sustainability includes the following initiatives.
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