Harvest Celebration - A Farm to Table Thanksgiving

November 4, 2015

This year BASC Dining Services is pairing Thanksgiving with a Farm to Table event with two goals in Pride of New Yorkmind:

  1. Showcase the many local foods produced in our area with a Harvest Celebration.
  2. Capture the spirit of Thanks-Giving by partnering with Community Development to support ways to give back.

Harvest Celebration

The fall is indeed a special time of year here in New York State. It's marked by cooler temperatures, full moons, beautiful fall foliage, and perhaps the best part - a bounty of fresh, local produce. Join Dining Services as we celebrate the season's harvest with local menu specials in our a la carte dining locations November 18 - 20 and a Harvest Celebration themed dinner in both dining halls on Thursday, November 19.

HARVEST CELEBRATION a la carte specials - NOVEMBER 18 - 20

The Square at the Union and Cafes 

Kale Caesar Wrap - Kale from Bolton Farms, Spencerport
Roast Beef with Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Sandwich - Cheese from Yancey's Fancy & Sandwich Rolls from Petrillo's Bakery, Rochester
Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Aruglula - Arugula from Bolton Farms, Hilton
And more...

Harvest celebration Dinner - November 19

Brockway and Harrison Dining Halls

Carved Roast Turkey with Local Cider Gravy - Cider from Robb Farms, Spencerport
Slow Roasted Garlic & Herb Hog Roast - Hog from Robb Farms, Spencerport & Olive Oil from Flow's Garlic Farms, Holley
Cabernet Merlot Braised Beef with Natural Pan Jus - Beef from Greenwell Farms, Hilton & Cabernet Merlot from Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport, NY
Roasted NY Harvest Vegetables with Butternut Squash Oil, Pepitas, & Cheesy Polenta (V) - Squash Oil & Pepitas from Stony Brook Whole Hearted Foods, Geneva
And more...

farm Richard Apples pumpkins field
Pictured left to right: Greenwell Farms in Hilton, Robb Farms in Spencerport, Kirby's Farm Market in Brockport, & Greenwell Farms in Hilton


This is also a wonderful time of year to reflect on all that we have and give thanks for the fresh foods grown by area farmers. As part of our thanks-giving BASC Dining Services is partnering with Community Development to promote ways to reflect on all that we have and pay it forward to others who are less fortunate. Learn how you can give back.

  • Support local families in need this holiday season through Seasons of Gratitude
  • Give back to those who help put food on your table by supporting the Clothing Drive for Migrant Farm Workers

Collection boxes will be available in both dining halls for these campaigns.