This Tuesday over 2,500 employees and students passed through the Local Food Festival on central campus. The farmer’s market feel offered participants a break from the cafeteria, coffee shop, and food truck climate on campus. The event truly was “An Adventure in Eating.”
There were over twenty vendors with locally grown and produced goods for sale or sample as well as demonstrations and informational tid-bits. The Dairy Club was a hit with their Pumpkin Spice and Reese’s ice cream and many people enjoyed the sensational pretzels from Salt and Pretzel Company. ISU Dining provided samples of a flavorful new recipe with ancient grains and quinoa. And don't forget the ever popular City of Ames water trailer giving away free water bottles and filling others throughout the event.
It may have been cloudy and a cool fall day, but that didn’t deter from the event’s popularity. The Local Food Festival more than doubled its attendance, making the second annual event a record hit. If you didn’t get a chance to see what the Local Food Festival was all about this year, you can find us again next year in mid-September!
Katie Hokel, ISU WellBeing intern