Sustainable Food Choices
There are many aspects to consider when choosing a food that is produced sustainably. A food item can be organic, fair-trade, or local... or a combination of any of these features. Even vegetarian options provide a greater level of sustainability because raising animals for meat requires more resources. Chartwells has responded to interest in this area as well and has begun to supply sustainable food options.
Pura Vida & Cafe Sol Coffee is served at Hyland Hall, Drumlin Market and P-Street Market.
Alterra Coffee of Milwaukee is served at Beans and CAfe.
Berres Brothers of Watertown fair trade coffee is served at Food for Thought.
Starting in Fall 2009, Chartwells introduced "Local Produce Week" by purchasing 1,000 pounds of local produce from Wisconsin farms. This included apples from Oakwood Fruit Farm in Richland Center, potatoes from Russet Potato Exchange in Bancroft, and squash from Mike BenBen Inc. in Sturtevant.
Hosted "Apple Night" at Esker Dining Hall and featured 10 dishes that included Oakwood Fruit Farm apples as an ingredient.
- Nurture Cuisine introduced at Esker Dining Hall provides some vegetarian options to diners.