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Join the FOOD DAY movement at Dartmouth

The Food Day movement encourages Americans to change their diets, food policy and food systems in this country.

Dartmouth Dining Services has partnered with the Dept. of Environmental Studies, Dick's House, the Dartmouth Organic Farm, and the Center for Service to organize and bring to the community, a variety of events to raise awareness and promote change towards more REAL FOOD in this country.

Check out the events schedule for 2017.

Meet Our Partners & Enjoy Locally Sourced Meals!

Pierce Bros Coffee will be hosting a demonstration of what makes their coffee unique at Novack Cafe on Tuesday and at Courtyard Cafe during lunch on Thursday

Teatulia and Grandy Oats will be hosting a tasting and answering questions at Novack Cafe on Thursday between 8:30 am and 11:30 am.

The Annual Harvest Dinner will be held in 1953 Commons on Thursday. Come mingle with local and regional food producers while we produce a meal featuring a fantastic assortment of the local and regional ingredients available this time of year.

Cabot Cheese, Cabot, VT
PT Farms, North Haverhill, NH
Red Hen Bakery, Middlesex, VT
Vermont Tretap, Fairfax, VT
Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT
Green Mountain Creamery, Woodstock, VT
Mac's Maple, Plainfield, NH
Edgewater Farms, Plainfield, NH
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co., South Woodstock, VT
Little MsFit, White River Junction, VT
Vermont Hydroponic Produce, Florence, VT
...And many more!

In addition to their usual collection of local and regional products, Collis Cafe will be featuring a locally sourced stuffed acorn squash on Tuesday, October 24th.  


Introducing green2go

Help the Big Green Go Green by Reducing the Use of Disposable Containers

How it Works:

  1. Join the green2go program with a one-time $4 investment in a reusable green2go container
  2. Exchange your empty green2go container for a green2go carabiner at ‘53 Commons (and at Novack Café or Collis Café in July)
  3. Exchange the green2go carabiner or empty green2go container for a clean container at ’53 Commons next time you want to take a meal to go

Take Less = Waste Less

Between 30 and 40% of all food in the United States ends up in landfills and composting bins each year. Help Dartmouth lead the way in reducing this statistic.  

The crew at 1953 Commons makes sure we compost 100% of what is not eaten, but there are still plenty of opportunities to waste less food.  The best way is to help is to make sure you are not taking more than you eat.  It's harder than it sounds, since there are so many different options and we fill our plates when we are at our hungriest. Make the sustainable choice and take less on your first trip.  You can always go back for more!  

We're Hungry for Feedback

Tell us about your dining experience at 1953 Commons or Courtyard Cafe and you could win $25 in DBA in our weekly drawing

Send us feedback by Text: 

  1. Text 55744
  2. type txt cyc for Courtyard Cafe feedback or txtfoco for 1953 Commons feedback
  3. We will respond publicly on the menu screens or directly 

Send us feedback online for Courtyard Cafe or 1953 Commons

You can also reach us through our online comment form or email us directly.

Join the SCOOP!

Sign up to receive Sign up to receive exclusive information on happenings, promotions and giveaways.  Text "dining" to 55744 to enroll.

Scoop WinnerCarter Boyd '21 had a wall of Coca Cola products delivered to his dorm just for joining the Scoop.


Track your Dining Plan Spending Online

Have questions about when you used your meal swipe or how much DBA you have left?  Need to add money to your DA$H account to finish laundry?  Enroll in GET, a free service from the Dartmouth Card Office which enables you to track all of your ID Card accounts online and make deposits remotely.  It is also available as an iOS or Android app.



Last Updated: 10/17/17