Going Green

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Iced coffee is a popular seller in one of our retail units. Since it was so popular we started selling Iced Coffee Floats by adding local ice cream. The coffee is fair-trade certified and the ice...

Instead of using hinged boxes for grab and go we went to a plastic bag with a lip that you tape down. It’s reduced our trash big time because it’s more compact than the boxes. It...

We partnered with our campus dairy to develop a replacement ice cream product for our soft-serve machines. We were able to achieve a better product at a lower cost, while expanding one of our...

We have a group called the Food Recovery Network, which is a group of students who volunteer each night and after special events to pick up all the usable leftovers and distribute them to area...

In an effort to increase traffic at our weekly farmers’ market, we set up our own stall and sold prepared foods made with the in-season produce being offered by the farmers. Not only did we...

We partnered with Freecycle to encourage employees to bring in no-longer-needed items to win a chance for a farm-to-fork cooking class with our chefs. Everyone who participated was entered into a...

We developed a field trip program called Culinary Learning Journeys, which takes students to local dairy farms, CSA farms and food production facilities. Students can meet farmers to learn about the...

Lower school students grow and maintain a garden. They bring us beautiful greens, such as spinach, lettuce, mustard greens and carrots, radishes and turnips. I used the beets to make a beet and...

We held a local foods vendor fair for our students. The goal of the event was to introduce students to our local vendors and show our customers that we purchase local products. All the vendors...

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