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Fresh food for Pierce



Since the arrival of the food trucks, Pierce College staff, faculty and students have been looking for an alternative source of food.


Pierce does not need to look far when they have a gold mine on the corner of Victory and De Soto.


Finding a slice of pizza, a fatty hamburger or a greasy burrito is pretty easy, but what about healthy alternatives?


The Roundup recommends Pierce should use what they have at their disposal to at least try and attempt to remedy the unhealthy eating options on campus..


One way they can achieve this is by using the harvest from the Farm Center.


Students have looked for something a little healthier than the heavy, fried food offered by the food trucks.


The Freudian Sip has done its best to offer healthy food options with the fruit they sell, but their small selection is not enough.


The Roundup has written several stories asking for healthier food options and since some our peers are not involved with campus life, many of us have been left with no choice but to eat what’s available.


It’s either that or wait until you’re off campus to eat.


With what seems like never ending budget cuts, Pierce understandably may not have the financial means to meet the request; after all, eating healthy is pricey.


According to the Farm Center’s website, they begin harvesting their crops in March and do not finish until November.


Some of their crops include albion strawberries, sweet yellow corn, white peaches, white nectarines, peaches and several other vegetables.


The Farm Center could make and sell fruit salads or put together small dishes using a some of their vegetables.


They could even make smoothies and milkshakes, the possibilities are endless and the income would constantly flow in, since many people at Pierce eat healthy.


The Farm Center has the healthy alternative students are looking for at their disposal, but their location is somewhat inconvenient to the student looking for a quick meal and not a long trek.


Administration could make accomodations by investing in a refrigerated cart to serve the farm’s produce somewhere a little more central to campus.


Though this would require a small fee, the Roundup feels that promoting healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle to students is worth the small costs involved.


This might be just a small step in providing healthier food options, but a small step is better than nothing.