Eat Local Challenge
Bon Appétit Management Company encouraged the campus community to support local growers by participating in the Eat Local Challenge. During lunchtime on Tuesday, Sept. 27 the Irvine Commons served a variety of meals made from food grown within a 150-mile radius of campus.
Now in its seventh year, the Eat Local Challenge promotes awareness of the resources expended to bring food from all across the country to restaurants and institutions like the University of Redlands.
"It's a great opportunity to start a conversation about why we think it's important to buy local, and about the flavor you get out of the local food," said Brett Martin, the resident district manager of Bon Appétit. "We think it's important to support our local growers and artisans."