Story posted August 19, 2010
Every day I expect to wake up and find pouring rain outside because I know this beautiful weather can't last forever, and yet everyday I wake up and see blue sky and sunny weather. Last year was a year for the record books, and this year is shaping up for another record-breaking year, just a little different. This weather has really brought along the tomatoes, and we have managed to haul in around 150 pounds of tomatoes this week. It has been a real pleasure to eat lunch in our wonderful dining halls these days. The cooks have been doing a wonderful job at using our produce and making some delicious meals, everything from fresh salads, to homemade pesto, to Zucchini in our cookies. I get excited to grow such food, but its even more exciting after seeing what wonderful food can be made with it too!
The faculty and staff were also allowed to purchase some of our produce these last few weeks. With the amazing growing season, and the fact that the campus is quite quiet before school starts means we have lots of produce to use. Much was used in the meals we all ate at Moulton this week, and some lucky people took some home for dinner as well. Unfortunately these opportunities are short lived and to get your Bowdoin organic garden fix you will just have to stop by one of the dining halls for lunch these next few weeks and see what they are cooking up.