Linfield College is dedicated to sustainable eating practices from eating local and organic foods in our dining hall to supporting the student-run Community Garden. McMinnville is home to a robust agricultural community that offers produce, meats, dairy products and wines locally and sustainably year round. There are many opportunities both on and off campus at Linfield to experience local, organic and sustainable foods.
Many sustainable food options are available on campus from Dillin Hall, Jazzman's Coffee Shop and The Catty Shack. Here are a few examples of what is happening on campus:
-Produce is purchased from local and seasonal sources
-Meat and dairy products are sourced locally
-Spent fryer oil is used for bio-fuel
-Dining services has composted with local pig farmers, about 500lbs per week
-Eliminated auto printing of guest receipts on all cash registers
-“To go” containers and cups are compostable
For more information about sustainable campus dining options please visit Linfield Dining.
Linfield's Community Garden is a student initiated and student run garden located in the heart of the campus, South of Renshaw Hall. Initiated fall 2009, the garden was started by the Garden Club which received funding from the Sustainability Grant Fund.
The McMinnville Farmers' Market offers community members fresh local produce every Thursday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The market normally runs from May-October and is located between 2nd and 3rd on Cowls Street in downtown McMinnville.
Yamhill County is home to some of the world's richest soils and as a result some of the best local produce. Listed below are farms that are interested in having students participate in local CSA or internship programs.
More about CSA programs
Please visit Local Harvest for additional information about local farms.