UMass Amherst Dining Services

Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious

669 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
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669 North Pleasant Street Amherst MA 01003
Special Sourcing: Organic, Fair Trade, Sustainable Seafood
Contact: Christopher Howland (Director Purchasing, Marketing and Logistics)


Our mission is to serve a variety of healthy, flavorful meals featuring local, regional, and world cuisine, in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious manner. We purchase more than 30% of our produce locally. One of our goals is to become a national model for affordable, high-volume sourcing of locally grown food. Open to the public, we offer an award-winning residential (all-you-care-to-eat) and retail dining program, as well as catering. Voted Number 1 “Best Campus Food” by The Princeton Review for 2017 and 2018, UMass Dining is on a mission to change the way the world eats offering the best in healthy, sustainable and delicious cuisine.

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Put on some clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirt on and spend an afternoon with family and friends discovering the local farms that grow our food. Keep in mind that harvest times are a little different every year. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to find out what’s available for picking.

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