By protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Sodexo makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.

Sustainability Initiatives

Local / Seasonal / Responsible Sourcing

Farmer’s Markets

Farm-Fresh-MarkeFarmer's Markets bring the idea of local home for many of us, having fresh local produce at your fingertips is an enormous benefit. That is why we work closely with our local suppliers such as Common Market, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, and Buy Fresh Buy Local to feature locally grown products, locally made items, and more during MC Farm Fresh Market Days here on campus. Please visit our MC Farm Fresh Market page to learn more about the market and see what is coming up.

Local Suppliers 

Grow LV logoWe work closely with local produce distributors to maximize the fruits and vegetables purchased from local farms. We also purchase from local dairies, and participate in farm to school initiatives. Tracking local purchases helps us to meet our Better Tomorrow Plan commitment of 20% local purchase by 2020.

We are proud to feature the following local suppliers: Butter Valley Harvest, Scholl Orchards, Daisy Organics, Flint Hill Farms, Primordia Farms, Valley Milkhouse, and dozens more!


Local Dairy

Balford-Farms-logoAll of our fluid milk is purchased from local dairies that do not use rBST.

Our dairy supplier, Balford Farms, sources all of their milk from Lehigh Valley Dairies.

Aspretto

aspretto-logoGoing forward by giving back. We are proud to feature 100% Transfair, Fair Trade USA certified Aspretto coffee and 100% USDA certified organic and ethically sourced Numi teas. Everything that touches the product is green, from the 10% post-consumer fiber cups to the renewable resource stirrers to the fair trade sugar wrapped in recyclable paper and printed with vegetable dye. Look for Aspretto and Numi Teas in the Marketplace Campus Restaurant.

Organic

Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.  Before a product can be labeled ‘organic,’ a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards.  Look for the menu icon identifying organic foods.

Sustainable Catering

All it takes are a few simple steps to more sustainable catered events. We feature menus that are locally grown, seasonal, organic, vegetarian and/or well balanced. We use china serviceware whenever possible, but if necessary, we try to use compostable and/or recyclable disposableware. We strive to eliminate bottled beverages when possible by replacing them with pitchers of drinks and reusable glassware.

Each season we unveil a catering menu that highlights the season's bounty.  Not only does it increase variety, it also features food that is in season.

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