Saturday, March 25, 2017 : 14th Annual Local Foods Dinner


The Dickinson College Farm warmly invites you to join us for the 14th Annual Local Food Dinner!

 A culinary celebration that highlights the agricultural resources within our region and the farmers who raise them! Featured in this year’s menu will be a traditional Shepherd’s Pie with Dickinson College Farm lamb and a Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Dickinson College Farm sweet potatoes, adzuki beans, carrots and herbs as well as seasonal soups and salads and a decadent dessert! 


Keynote lecture by Natasha Bowens on “The Color of Food: Reflecting on Our Food Movement”


Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Dickinson College Holland Union Building (HUB) in the Social Hall**

Doors open at 6pm, festivities begin at 6:30pm


On the Keynote Lecture: 

Bowens, author of the book “The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming”,  challenges us to reflect on our movement for good food and food justice. Her keynote address aims to explore the issues of justice and inclusivity in our movement, while amplifying the role of communities of color and challenging the history and status quo of agricultural identity. Through sharing stories of farmers of color, Natasha teaches us that the good food movement is about more than buying local and protecting our soil, it’s about digging deep and discovering that true food sovereignty means a place at the table for every one. 

On Natasha Bowens: 

Natasha Bowens is an author, grower and community activist who focuses on building empowerment and community through food and storytelling. Her book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming is a book the Foreword Review calls “a trailblazing look at the past and present of North American farming” through the eyes of farmers of color. Natasha spent the past five years gathering stories and portraits of farmers and food activists from Black, Latina, Asian and Native communities across the country – stories that invite us to dig deep into race, culture and community. Natasha started The Color of Food in 2010 after exploring race and agriculture on her blog Brown.Girl.Farming. and in a column for Grist magazine. Her work has now garnered national attention such as The Atlantic, Mother Earth News, VICE, YES! Magazine and NPR. She has shared her work across the country from Purdue, Tuskegee and Harvard to the National Organic Farming Association and the USDA. She currently resides in Frederick, Maryland with her husband and brand new daughter where she runs community gardens and gardening and cooking programs in Frederick’s public housing communities.


Copies of Natasha’s book will be sold at the event. 


For more information on Natasha, visit her website:


On tickets: 

$15 for students 
Tickets can be purchased with declining balance and student charge!
Student tickets will be on sale in the bottom of the HUB on March 6-10 and 20-24 from 11:30-1:30PM as well as in the College Farm office in Kaufman Hall, room 122

$30 for non-students
Non-student tickets are available online at :


For any additional information or questions, please email 

** HUB Address is 28 N College St, Carlisle, PA 17013


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