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Eat Local

It’s no secret that California is the dominant produce-growing state in the U.S., thanks to our glorious year-round Mediterranean climate. Luckily, there are lots of local options right in our backyard. Campus Dining sources from more than 100 local vendors. By buying local, we help ensure that family farms in our community continue to thrive. It’s a practice that has earned Campus Dining recognition from the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference — the only university in California to receive such an honor.

Rancho La Familia, Inc.

Santa Maria, CA

A small, family farm located in Santa Barbara County, Rancho La Familia grows certified organic strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and an assortment of vegetables. Produce is picked daily at the height of flavor, providing Cal Poly students with healthful, delicious choices.

Edna’s Bakery

San Luis Obispo, CA

Nothing tastes better than fresh baked goods. And nothing is fresher than Edna’s Bakery. Located in San Luis Obispo, Edna’s Bakery delivers fresh, out-of-the-oven pastries, breads and desserts to Cal Poly every morning. One bite of a sandwich made with Edna’s soft delectable bread and students can appreciate the difference eating local makes.

Cal Poly Organic Farm

San Luis Obispo, CA

The Cal Poly Farm is an 11-acre Learn By Doing program located right on campus. Students get hands on experience in all aspects of certified organic farming from planning to planting to growing to harvesting to selling. A Campus Dining favorite is Cal Poly Farm’s strawberries. They get an “A” for sweetness.

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