Food systems play a key role social, environmental and economic goals of sustainability. Campus dining partnerships, academic programs and research initiatives offer innovative solutions to address food sustainability at UF and in the broader Gainesville community.
Gator Dining Services is working to incorporate sustainability into their food offerings and their business practices. Both dining halls on campus – the Fresh Food Company and Gator Corner Dining Center – and the catering service are working to source locally grown food and offer vegan and vegetarian options at every meal.
In a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, local consumers become farm members by paying a given amount of money at the beginning of the season, either as a lump sum or as installments. With the Gator CSA, you can join a local farm and receive fresh produce all season long (October through June).
The Field & Fork Program is an overarching resource for individuals seeking to learn more about gardening, food systems and food sustainability on UF campus and beyond. Through the on-campus food pantry and a long list of campus partners, the Field & Fork program is actively addressing food sustainability concerns and learning opportunities.
In addition to the Field & Fork Program, there are several ways to get involved with gardening on campus: