Food Education

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Throughout the course of the year, Luther offers a wide range of food education classes to members of the campus community. Decorah is situated amidst a richly diverse agricultural landscape and residents have access to an abundance of locally produced seasonal produce. These events are meant to provide a time and space for faculty and staff from different parts of campus to spend time together while learning a new skill and eating something delicious. All participants of the CSA Rebate Program are required to participate in two opportunities over the course of the summer. 

There are some classes offered at Luther over the Noon hour and also a wide range of classes offered down at the Oneota Community Coop Kitchen Classroom. You may even recognize a few instructors! Thanks to our staff and faculty who are sharing their skills this summer as part of the new "CSA Series" at the Coop. Registration for classes held at Luther is via the linked google forms. Registration for the Coop classes is done via the Coop's website. Luther will provide 2 vouchers to each CSA Rebate Program participant that can be used for participation in the Coop's "CSA Series" classes. Please note that each household receives 2 vouchers to be used at 2 distinct classes. If you would like to attend a Coop CSA Series class with another member of your household, you may sign that person up separately and will need to pay the registration fee. Please also note that vouchers are only valid for classes that are part of the "CSA Series."

Cafeteria to Community Volunteering
Sunday and Wednesday evenings
Location: Cafeteria Kitchen

The goal of Luther’s Cafeteria to Community Program is to ensure that good food makes it onto the plates of those who need it. Through this program, student coordinators work in close collaboration with dining services staff to package food into quart sized containers that will be labeled and delivered to the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry twice weekly. Donations include soup, main entrees, homemade pasta sauce, vegetables, salads and more. This is a great volunteer opportunity both in the summer and throughout the academic year. Visit the
website to find available shifts.
Sign up to help


CSA Series: For the Wanna-be Vegetarians
Wednesday, October 25: 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Johanna Bergan
Bountiful CSA boxes, brimming with color and freshness, may lure even the most meat loving among us to the vegetarian life. This class is designed to highlight the diverse number of vegetables available to us at market, at the co-op, and in our boxes, without relying on a main dish centered on meat. We’ll talk and eat, the one pot meal from veggies, cooking with alternative proteins (yay! beans!), and whip up something worthy of sharing with company. Each recipe allows the vegetable to shine! No need to be a committed vegetarian to attend (although, please, do come!); this class is accessible to us all!
Register here