Food & Meal Plans
LVC Meal Plan
In our vegetarian kitchen, we cook primarily organic and local foods, with many vegetables and fruits coming straight from our gardens during the abundant times of the year. On the meal-plan, you can eat family-style and enjoy the opportunity to connect with your community. It’s simple. You pay Lost Valley in advance of the month, we purchase the bulk foods as a community, you show up at meal time. If you participate in the Community Cooking Program, you reap the rewards of kitchen service while receiving a discount (see Resident Program section of the Intentional Community tab).
Eating meat or having a special diet is not a problem, however. In our Personal Foods Kitchen in the Guest House, we have fridge, shelf, and kitchen space available for residents to cook their personal food.
LVC Meal Plan Options
***In 2013, all new residents are required to be on a half or full meal plan***
Full Meal Plan – All meals (about half communally prepared, half w/ pantry access), 7 days/week
$300* per month
*For Renters, Staff, and Part-time Volunteers this fee can be reduced by $50-$100 by participating in the Community Cooking Program.
*Full-time volunteers are waived, at the convenience of the organization, from $200 of the full meal plan fees. They can further reduce the remaining $100 fee by $50-100 by participating in the Community Cooking Program (a cook and/or clean shift).
Half Meal Plan – All meals M, W, F, OR 6 prepared meals and 3 self-serve every week
$175* per month
*For Renters, Staff, and Part-time Volunteers this fee can be reduced by $50-100 by participating in the Community Cooking Program.
*Full-time volunteers are waived, at the convenience of the organization, from $100 of the half meal plan fees, and can further reduce the remaining $50 fee by participating in the Community Cooking Program (a cook and/or clean shift).
NOTE ***Extreme dietary restrictions or paramount scheduling conflicts may warrant negotiation of the meal plan.
***NOTE: for both resident programs, there may be up to a two-week window (during the application period) before you get the financial discount from the program. (This means you will have to pay in full, initially.)
Meal plan options must be changed one month in advance. With a two-week notice, your monthly food bill may be pro-rated for any absence longer than one week. More information about the Community Cooking program can be found in the About Us link under the Intentional Community tab. Thank you! We look forward to serving you!
Additional meals can be purchased individually ($6/meal non-event times, $8/meal event times)