Planet friendly lunch cuts out the carbon on April 19

It’s almost Earth Day, and Saint Joseph’s College offers a delicious meal that won’t raise the temperature of the planet. We think that’s newsworthy. It’s local. It’s low-carbon. It’s yummy. It connects food and climate change by addressing the issue of carbon emissions and the food system. It’s scrumptious. $8 for all you can eat. 893-7723.

What:   Low Carbon Diet Day lunch and top 5 tips to go low-carbon

Where: Saint Joseph’s College dining hall

When:   Lunchtime on Thursday, April 19, 11:30-1:30

Menu:  (themed to tips for eating food related to low carbon emissions)

  • Pearson Town Farms Sweet Pea Gazpacho with Smiling Hill Farms Crème Fraiche
  • Applewood Smoke Roasted Maine-ly Poultry Chicken Fricasse with Swan’s Wildflower Honey, Ramps, Apple Farm Empire Apples, and Katahdin Gardens Mixed Red, White, and Blue Potatoes
  • Blacksmith’s Elderberry Wine and Dill Poached Atlantic Salmon with House Lemon Curd and Mainely Hydroponics Pea Shoots
  • Roasted Nature’s Circle Farm Beets, R. Belanger’s & Sons Spring Parsnips, and White Oak Farms Cabbage with Kate’s Sea Salted Butter
  • Whipped R. Belanger & Sons Norwiss Chef Potatoes with Pearson Town Farm Thyme, Oregano, and Kate’s Sea Salted Butter
  • Steamed White Oak Farm Cabbage and Two Farmer’s Farm Adolescent Spinach with Maine Sea Salt and Pearson Town Farm Sage
  • Spring Mainely Hydroponics Pea Shoot Salad with Pearson Town Farm radishes, Garden Greens, and Garnish Peas, Backyard Farms Tomatoes, and Wyman’s Farm Blueberry Vinaigrette
  • The Beanery Jacob’s Cattle Bean Salad with Backyard Farms Tomato, Two Farmers Farm Adolescent Spinach, and Pearson Town Farm Radish
  • Maine-ly Poultry Chicken-Fennel Sliders with Aurora Mills Organic Oat Flatbread, Hahn’s End City of Ships Dry Aged Cheese, and Olivia’s Garden Mesclun Mix Salad
  • Grilled Take Two Whole Wheat Caprese Pizza with Backyard Farm Tomatoes, Pineland Farms Mozzarella, and Pearson Town Farm Basil

Did you know? The typical American diet consisting of a high percentage of red meat may contribute more to global warming than driving a typical sedan.

April 3, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail