University Dining Gives Wellness Village Residents Sustainable Insight

August 16, 2013 (Raleigh, N.C.) Have you ever wondered how the produce served daily at University Dining move from farm to fork?  

The students in the Wood Wellness Village got a behind-the-scenes look at one step in the movement during a visit to Ford’s Produce Company of Raleigh on Thursday. Ford’s, located adjacent to the State Farmers Market, delivers quality produce from North Carolina and around the world to University Dining for use in students’ favorite meals. The company will provide many of the local fruits and vegetables that will be showcased at the All-Carolina’s Meal on September 12.

In addition to sourcing local produce, Ford’s is a partner in University Dining’s “My Roots are at NC State” campaign. Sandi Ford attended NC State in 1970 and maintains her allegiance to the Wolfpack and Raleigh by providing fresh fruits and vegetables from the warehouse just 2.5 miles from campus.

After a day of studying and tasting local food, team building and setting SMART goals for wellness, University Dining capped the evening off with one of the tastiest local foods at NC State—Howling Cow(R) ice cream. Wellness Village students and employees with Campus Enterprises and Campus Recreation demonstrated that even dessert has a place in a program dedicated to personal wellness.

For more information about the Wood Wellness Village, visit http://www.ncsu.edu/housing/wood-wellness-village.