Community Partnerships

The Institute for Food at Miami University establishes extensive partnerships with community members both in Oxford and the Greater Cincinnati area. The Institute for Food Farm supplies these partners with fresh produce grown using sustainable, organic methods. As the institute continues to grow and expand our selection of vegetables, we seek to continue to build relationships with organizations that share our passion for bringing sustainable agriculture and the community closer together.



Miami Dining Services (Dividends Cafe)

Located in the Farmer School of Business, Dividends offers five unique stations. Customers can build their own entree salads from over 50 toppings at Traders’ Greens, enjoy a fresh grilled panini at Panini Portfolio, create a Bento Box at the Asian Market, or caffeinate their day with a specialty drink from Fiscal Grind. For students on the run, a variety of convenience items, grab-and-go sandwiches, and salads are available.

Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services

The Institute for Food Farm serves the Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS) by donating produce to the pantry in support of their mission. TOPSS works to "alleviate hunger and provide nutrition information to the families and individuals in need who live in the Talawanda School District." Located at 400 West Withrow Street, TOPSS receives donations from the Institute for Food of several hundred pounds of produce during the busy seasons of summer and early fall. The donations include fresh produce such as squash, cabbage, carrots, and kale. Read more about the institute's partnership with TOPSS (formerly OCCP) on our blog.

Oxford Farmers Market

Oxford Farmers Market is a year-round market located just behind Memorial Park in Uptown Oxford. The market has three seasons: Summer (May through September every Saturday from 8am until noon); Fall (September to November every Saturday 9am until noon); and Winter (December through April 10am to noon every 3rd Saturday of the month). With over 20 farmers as well as bakers and artisans, the market is the epicenter of local food in the Oxford area. The Institute for Food partners with Oxford Farmers Market to produce Oxford Local Salsa and Marinara Sauce.