Weekly Lunches

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And The Weekly Lunches Begin!

Stop on by every Wednesday from 11:00AM to 2:00PM in the basement of the Wesley Foundation for a fresh, delicious lunch featuring a main course, a side and dessert for $5.00! Take some time in the middle of your busy schedule to sit back with some friends, listen to music, embrace some local artwork and of course EAT!

The Wesley Foundation is located on WMU’s campus near the Lee Honors College, Wood Hall and the flag poles.

This week’s menu (February 29th): Potato Leek Soup, Egg Salad Sandwiches and Baked Apples. We will be closed during the week of Spring Break.

May the Beet be with you ❤

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Campus Beet Video

We would like to share our video with all you beets out there! It features the open house from last spring semester and serves as a great source of momentum for us as we move into this spring semester. We are gearing up to hold Weekly Lunches from 11am to 2pm in the basement of the Wesley Foundation. The cost for a full meal will be $5, with an option to pay for separate items at lower prices. Look out for more news for when our first Weekly Lunch will be held!

We are also currently recruiting volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help with the Weekly Lunches please e-mail us at: campusbeet@gmail.com

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Whats New

First off, we would like to share with you some exciting news!

The Peoples Food Co-op sold an herb/spice mixture created by local resident Lois Greenberg during last weeks Art Hop with all profits going to benefit a local food project.  When put to a vote from 67 members, The Campus Beet Won! The spice mixture sold fast with 743.51$ going to the Campus Beet!  We will put that money towards our ultimate goal of opening a Cafe.

During our farmers feast, many of the speakers mentioned how important the PFC has been to the Kalamazoo local organic food scene.  We couldn’t agree more and we are so glad to have the support of the PFC.

Thank you so much Lois, the PFC, and everyone who bought the spice mixture!

For more details- here is an article in the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Amelia representing the Beet at the PFC Art Hop

Here are some photos from the farmers feast –  Thanks to everyone who helped us pull this off and to everyone who came out!  We know it was a long wait for the food, but hopefully you enjoyed our farmer speakers and the delicious local dinner!

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We will be looking at feedback this week and will put all of your comments into consideration for our next event.

Once again, thank you for supporting The Campus Beet!

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WMU Farmers Feast

Join us in celebrating a successful year of sustainable agriculture, right here in Southwest Michigan!

Seasonal, local produce will the epicenter of a menu developed and prepared in conjunction with WMU Catering’s Executive Chef Nick Petruska.

Speakers include:

-Lee Arboreal, a founding member of the Eater’s Guild Farm (voted farm of the year by the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance)

-Maynard Kaufman, former WMU faculty and pioneer of the School of Homesteading

-Dennis Wilcox, founder of Blue Dog Greens Farm

-Lee Hauser, co-founder of Elder Fire Farm Arts

This event will be FREE of charge. Bring family, neighbors, friends; all are welcome, and the more the merrier!  We want to fill up the ballroom!

On the Menu:

Fresh greens salad, braised beets, squash bisque, palack paneer ( a spinach and curry Indian dish, roasted chicken with carrots, onions and potatoes, local grain with roasted veggies, vegan carrot cake, and our classic beet cake.

This event is hosted by The Campus Beet, Students for a Sustainable Earth, and the Student Environmental Conservation Organization who are Registered Student Organizations at Western Michigan University. The event is funded by the Student Activity Fee.

If you are part of an organization that would like to table at this event, let us know!

Here is an article about the upcoming event in the Western Herald: Campus Beet dishes dinnertime discussion

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We’re Famous!

We got some great publicity from our last event, A Campus Beet Thanksgiving. The Wesley Foundation was packed! The food and music really set the mood and people had a great time.

Here are the articles all about us- we are famous! (at least this week…)

Article in Kalamazoo Gazette

Weekend Scene- Western Herald

Also: check out these totally rad photos taken by Cam Tarnas at our last event

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Happy Thanksgiving, With Love, The Campus Beet

Who can resist beets wearing pilgrim hats?!

The leaves are falling, the trees are nearly bare. Halloween has left us with memories of treats and scares. It seems as if we have to grab our coats almost every time we go out the door, and there sure are a lot of great autumn harvest foods to be thankful for! Here at The Campus Beet we are gearing up to put on a Thanksgiving Dinner in the basement of the Wesley Foundation at Western Michigan University on Tuesday November 15th from 7-9pm. We would love for you to join us.

The Thanksgiving menu includes Seitan Rolls, Root Vegetable Bread Pudding, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Cornbread, Apple Pie and Iced Tea. The food is served on a first come, first served basis. This event will also feature a fun thanksgiving craft, live music, display student art, and provide a cozy atmosphere. So, bring friends, a hungry belly and a thankful mind to celebrate Thanksgiving with The Campus Beet!

With Love,
The Campus Beet

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