Big Red Eats Green

big red eats green logo, featuring turnips

The 2016 Big Red Eats Green (BREG) will be held Wednesday, September 14th from 11am to 7pm outside of the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. Come hang out and tell us what LOCAL FOOD means to you! 

BREG's fall food festival and farmers' market will take place from 11am to 3pm. This festival will feature local growers and restaurants who are committed to sustainable practices, as well as campus and community organizations that are working to improve the food system every day. Entertainment is provided by local musicians and artists. 

Throughout the day, we will offer two foraging walks, where participants will learn about wild edibles right here on campus! Leading our foraging walks will be Stephanie Solomon at 1pm and Sara Minard at 3:30pm.

At 3pm Dan Knudsen will be offering a Geography of Food demonstration to kick off the next portion of the event.

New this year is Big Red Eats Global, which will take place from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. IMU chefs and international students will collaborate to create and showcase international food items and the local ingredients used to create them. The following student organizations will be participating: Lacasa, the African Student Association, the Vietnamese Student Association, the Malaysian Student Association, and the Indian Student Association. 

big red eats global logo

BREG will conclude with a screening of the documentary film, FOOD FIGHT, from 5:30pm to 7pm inside the first floor atrium of the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. FOOD FIGHT is a fascinating look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how the California food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.

The mission of BREG is to increase awareness of the benefits of eating local, emphasize the availability of local food, especially for students at IU, and support the local food community. Come and try some local food, enjoy live music and art, and get involved in your local food community!

Email Carissa Marks at to inquire about volunteer opportunities or if you would like your business or organization to participate in BREG!

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