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Food Services “has cow” to show support for local farmers

Penn State Berks Food Services will be serving a special Pennsylvania Harvest Fest meal for students on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in Tully’s Cafeteria, to show their support for locally produced and grown foods. In conjunction with the event, Food Services will be dishing out free ice cream to students in front of the Perkins Student Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. The giant Turkey Hill cow will mark the spot where the ice cream will be served.

Food Services provides special meals for students to celebrate various events and holidays. The PA Harvest Festival meal will showcase locally produced and grown food. Tully’s Cafeteria will be serving items from local farms including a wild mushroom soup, pumpkin stew, roast pork, sweet potatoes, and zucchini and yellow squash. In addition, local apples have arrived and there will be a station for dipping them in caramel.  

“Turkey Hill is the campus’ milk supplier and also supplies some of our ice cream,” explains Linda MacDuff, Housing and Food Services Manager. “I thought it would be a nice way to advertise local food and create a bit of buzz by handing out free scoops of ice cream by the cow.”
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