UNH Dining is committed to the sustainable mission of the University and strives to use as much local food as possible. We understand the importance of choosing foods that will benefit the local economy and the environment. We’ve created informational materials to increase awareness and help guide our guests to local and UNH grown food. Sustainability is not only a part of UNH Dining's daily operations, it is part of campus culture.
Local Harvest Initiative
As a land grant university, UNH is committed to supporting and advancing the state's agricultural economy. Small, family farms are part of our state's heritage and play a vital role in our economy and culture. The UNH Local Harvest initiative raises awareness and educates students, staff and community members about our local agricultural landscape and its role in sustaining our physical and economical health now and in the future.
Local Harvest Feast
Held each fall, the Local Harvest Feast is an evening of fine dining with mouth-watering creations, produced from local foods. Open to the public and students alike, this hugely popular event shows why supportive local agriculture and food producers is so important. During the evening, there are opportunities to meet local producers and browse their presentation tables.
- "Butternut squash ravioli is my reason for living! Soooo...good!"
- "Dinner was super! Thank you guys so much! I'm super full and am probably going into a food coma, a good food coma."
- "Great local food! Love it :)"
- "The apricot ginger sauce for the ham was wicked good!"
- "It was fantastic!!! Can we please have more events like this!!."
- "I like it because of all the fresh/healthy food!"
- "Local Fest was epic, good job Philly crew."
- "Philly-Excellent job on Local Harvest! It's one of my favorite meals of the year-even better than Thanksgiving!! My personal favorites were the butternut squash ravioli (make it a regular!) and the apple crisp w/ice cream. Although I'm disappointed about losing Thursday late night, it looks like things are shaping up to be another great year here. The amatraciana sauce out tonight is very good! Keep it on the menu!!!
Barber Foods - Portland, ME - frozen chicken
Ducktrap River Fish Farm - Belfast, ME - smoked fish
Gifford's Ice Cream & Candy - Skowhegan, ME - ice cream
Grandy Oats - Brownfield, ME - granola
Penobscot Frozen Foods - Belfast, ME - potatoes
Pineland Farms - New Gloucester, ME - cheese, potatoes
Shain's of Maine - Sanford, ME - ice cream
Wymans of Maine - Milbridge, ME - blueberries, raspberries
Abigail's Bakery - Weare, NH - bread for Dairy Bar
Autumn View Farm - Pittsfield, NH - produce
Bee Rich Apiaries - Hudson, NH - honey
Berry Delicious Bakery - Plymouth, NH - gluten free pastries
Blake's Creamery - Manchester, NH - ice cream
Bonnie Brae Farms - Plymouth, NH - venison
Duane Family Farms - Barnstead, NH - apple cider
Fox Country Smokehouse - Canterbury, NH - smoked meats
Healthy Buffalo - Northwood, NH - specialty meats
Lasting Legacy Farm - Barrington, NH - meats
Mill City Roasting Co. - Manchester, NH - coffee
Nellie's Nest - Monroe, NH - caged free eggs
New Hampshire Cider Works - Concord, NH - apple cider
New Hampshire Coffee Roasters - Dover, NH - coffee
North Country Smokehouse - Claremont, NH - smoked sausage
Pinewoods Yankee Farm - Lee, NH - grass-fed beef
Portsmouth Lobster Co - Portsmouth, NH - lobster
Stonyfield Farm - Londonderry, NH - yogurt
UNH Farm to You - Durham, NH - herbs, fruit, vegetables
UNH Organic Garden Club - Durham, NH - herbs, fruit, vegetables
UNH Woodman Farm - Durham, NH - apples, peaches, blueberries
Yankee Farmer's Market
Bake' N Joy - North Andover, MA - bread, pastries
Cains Foods - Ayer, MA - mayo
Cedar's Mediterranean Foods - Ward Hill, MA - hummus & tabouli
Colombo - Methuen, MA - frozen yogurt
Costa Fruit & Produce - Boston, MA - fruit, produce, dairy
East End Bagels - Ipswich, MA - bagels
Fantini Baking Co. - Haverhill, MA - breads
HP Hood - Lynnfield, MA - milk
Jessica's Brick Oven Bakery - North Andover, MA - specialty breads, rolls
Joseph's Pasta Company - Haverhill, MA - pasta, sauces
Kayem Foods - Chelsea, MA - meats
Ken's Foods - Marlborough, MA - dressings, condiments
Kettle Cuisine - Chelsea, MA - soups
LaRonga Bakery - Somerville, MA - breads
Marie & Ricardos - Canton, MA - wraps
North Coast Seafoods - Bedford, MA - seafood
Ocean Spray - Middleborough, MA - dried cranberries
Old Neighborhood Foods, Lynn, MA - deli meats
Piantedosi Baking Company - Malden, MA - breads
Signature Breads - Chelsea, MA - breads
Teddie Peanut Butter - Everett, MA - peanut butter
Yoplait Yogurt - Haverhill, MA - yogurt
Zeppy's (Bagel Boy) - Lawrence, MA - bagels