Tag Archives: Bread Loaf

Bread Loaf menu options, from the Archives

In honor of the return of the 2015 faculty plenary meeting and lunch to the Bread Loaf campus, we have some recipes to share. Late this summer, Patti McCaffrey from Dining Services delivered a mildly corroded metal recipe box to the Archives. Uncovered during the Bread Loaf renovations, the box was likely the property of Alfleda De Gray, a longtime cook at the College and Bread Loaf. (Alfleda’s start day was July 1, 1945 and her last day was February 9, 1987. We’ll do the math: that’s forty-two years of feeding mouths at Middlebury and at Bread Loaf.) At the time, female cooks were responsible for cold salads, punches, and appetizers rather than main dishes, which were the territory of male cooks. We’re not sure what’s on the menu for this year’s lunch, but we offer a few options from Alfleda De Gray’s Bread Loaf recipe box: A “Thirst Inviting” dip; Wagon Wheel Cheese; and a Fruited Cheese Salad with lemon and strawberry gelatin. Enjoy!

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Vintage Robert Frost on film

Luckily, 16 mm film, common from the 1920s through the 1960s, is relatively durable stuff. This particular reel of film, which sat in the Middlebury College archives for over forty years, depicts Robert Frost for two glorious, full color minutes. For the first time in nearly half a century (thanks to a film preservation lab in Philadelphia), watch as Frost harvests vegetables from his garden at his Ripton, Vermont cabin (down the road from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference), frolics with his dog Gillie, and walks his mare Steeplebush and her colt Shadbush. Frost and Kay Morrison pop fresh berries into their mouths. Summer time on the mountain!

Read the Middlebury NewsRoom story about this film.

Register for Forum on Social Entrepreneurship – early bird deadline MAY 1

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In June 2012, the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship hosted a forum on social entrepreneurship in the liberal arts at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus. Staff and faculty from 17 colleges and universities gathered for three days to discuss goals for transforming their institutions. From June 10-13, 2013 the center will host its second forum title Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts: What’s Working and What Isn’t? The focus of this forum will be to discuss lessons learned and will be an opportunity for institutions to learn from one another’s best practices. For more information on the forum, visit our website.

REGISTER NOW for the Forum.
Follow this link to register through the Middlebury College BoxOffice. The event is titled “Social Entrepreneurship Forum.” Early Bird registration is available until May 1. The early bird cost for the forum is $475. After May 1, the cost will rise to $575. The registration cost includes registration fees, food, housing at the Bread Loaf Campus, and materials. For Middlebury Faculty and Staff members, the forum registration cost is $275 but does not include housing at the Bread Loaf campus.

To receive updates once pertinent information becomes available, please fill out this form. On the form, you may also indicate if you would like to lead a workshop and what you hope to explore at the forum. For specific questions about the forum, please email hneuwirth@middlebury.edu.

Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts

June Forum header

In June 2012, the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship hosted a forum on social entrepreneurship in the liberal arts at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf campus. Staff and faculty from 17 colleges and universities gathered for three days to discuss goals for transforming their institutions. From June 10-13, 2013 the center will host its second forum title Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts: What’s Working and What Isn’t? The focus of this forum will be to discuss lessons learned and will be an opportunity for institutions to learn from one another’s best practices. For more information on the forum, visit our website.

REGISTER NOW for the Forum.
Follow this link to register through the Middlebury College BoxOffice. The event is titled “Social Entrepreneurship Forum.” Early Bird registration is available until April 15. The early bird cost for the forum is $475. After April 15, the cost will rise to $575. The registration cost includes registration fees, food, housing at the Bread Loaf Campus, and materials. For Middlebury Faculty and Staff members, the forum registration cost is $275 but does not include housing at the Bread Loaf campus.

To receive updates once pertinent information becomes available, please fill out this form. On the form, you may also indicate if you would like to lead a workshop and what you hope to explore at the forum. For specific questions about the forum, please email hneuwirth@middlebury.edu.