Our food is homegrown—sourced directly from Elm Lea Farm.
At Putney, students help with planting and harvesting of crops and everyday barn tasks such as milking and feeding the cows. We believe that working on the farm creates a connection between the land and food, instilling respect for our place and a deeper sense of community.
Milk lunch takes place every weekday around 10 a.m. The phrase “milk lunch” comes from the break that dairy workers would take after milking cows in the morning. It is a much anticipated time for students to take a break from class, enjoy a snack, and catch up with friends. Milk lunch changes every day, but a typical snack could include maple scones in the spring, smoothies in the summer and cheese and crackers in the fall.