POTSDAM -- The Main Street Grill in the Cheel Campus Center is now offering students specialties prepared with all local produce, meat and dairy products procured from within 200 miles of campus.
"Our Clarkson students, faculty and staff have a great interest in sustainability and are always encouraging us to look for ways to defy the standard concepts of campus dining," says Senior Director of Dining Services John Lehmann. "So, this venue is the next logical step in our 'green' practices."
For instance their “From the Pasture” sandwich features a one-third pound Angus beef patty from Kilcoyne Farms in Brasher Falls. It is served on a whole-wheat bun from the Potsdam Food Coop's Carriage House Bakery and topped with Great Lakes Cheese from Adams, and local mixed greens and tomato.
The Main Street Grill also offers local, fresh hand-cut French fries, as well as poutine, made from Meier's Artisan Cheese cheese curds from Fort Covington.
Campus Executive Chef Kyle Mayette says that the menu will change seasonally, depending on what local food products are available.