Fresh Produce, Fresh Ideas

Date posted: May 30, 2014

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. – Michael Pollan

When Michael Pollan wrote In Defense of Food he explored the idea that eating can represent our approach to life. To eat with purpose transforms a simple chore into an expression of ethics.

Similarly, Bellevue College takes this approach to education. There is an opportunity to educate the “whole person.” Attending classes, getting a degree, and getting a job are not boxes to check off a list, but these are opportunities to understand better how the world functions and how we contribute to it.

The Produce Market at Bellevue College reflects Bellevue College’s educational style. It creates a new forum in a common place, building new connections within the BC community. Connecting with food, cooking it, and eating it does not have to be a solitary practice. In fact, connecting with food can be something we do together.

The Bellevue College Produce Market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables every Thursday beginning at 10:30am. The Produce Market ends when we run out of produce or at 1:00pm – whichever comes first. We focus on sourcing produce from local growers from Washington State. Occasionally we source from Oregon if a particular item cannot be found in-state. We do our best to 1) meet demand and 2) offer organic produce.

Items offered include the following:

  • Shiitake and Crimini Mushrooms
  • Onions and leeks
  • Pears
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce and Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Rhubarb
  • Many more!

The Produce Market will run until June 12th and it will begin again in Fall Quarter, 2014. If you would like to contribute to the Produce Market by volunteering, please connect with sustainability@bellevuecollege.edu.