Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P'13 reviews Bates, Maine food

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P’13, sharing her splendid experience in Maine during Parents & Family Weekend, gives kudos to Bates for its state-of-the-art New Commons, self-operated Dining Services and community-minded approach to food service. Neumark praises Director Christine Schwartz for working with small-scale, first-time immigrant Somali farmers in the Lewiston-Auburn area, “encouraging them to grow produce she can buy for the school.” Neumark came away “honestly…impressed” that a “small college thinking globally and acting neighborly [can] make a small difference…. In the long journey that lies ahead to social and food justice, this is a brilliant and powerful small step.” Neumark is CEO of Great Performances, one of the country’s largest independent catering firms. (View story.)