The Viking Commons, Fairhaven Commons, and Ridgeway Commons is celebrating Earth Day today, April 22, by offering locally grown foods.
Since Aramark became Western's Dining Services vendor nearly two years ago, the company has supported local, organic farms. Fresh Columbia River Steelhead salmon was served during lunch specifically for Earth Day. Other local suppliers include Bellewood Acres in Whatcom County, Knutzen Farms in Burlington and HerbCo in Duvall.
Offering a variety of produce is one challenge Aramark faces because the picking season occurs when many classes are not in session. Other local produce such as potatoes, carrots, and onions are continually served.
For more information about Aramark, contact Stephen Wadsworth, the Resident District Manager, at wadsworth-stephen@Aramark.com or (360) 650-4418.