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The Eat Local Challenge features foods from within a 150-mile radius.
Bon Appétit’s Eat Local Challenge is Sept. 28
Bon Appétit Management Company, Hamilton’s food service provider, will host the 6th annual Eat Local Challenge, a made-from-scratch meal relying solely on local ingredients, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in McEwen Courtyard. More ...
Eat Green on Low Carbon Diet Day April 22
Hamilton students will have a taste of green eating this week as Bon Appétit Management Company celebrates Earth Day on April 22 by holding the third annual Low Carbon Diet Day. The first restaurant company to recognize the connection between food production and climate change, Bon Appétit will make significant menu changes on Thursday to try to teach the Hamilton community the ins and outs of sustainable eating. More ...
Sarah Gamble '13 prepares tea in her mug.
Red Mugs Go Green in Campus Dining Halls
Hamilton took another step toward environmental sustainability last week, as the College (in conjunction with the Hamilton Environmental Group and food service provider Bon Appétit) implemented a new, campus-wide reusable mug system. Hamilton Environmental Group (HEAG) posters around campus read, “Red is the New Green.” What they refer to are the stacks of brand new red plastic mugs that have replaced the disposable paper cups in Commons and McEwen. More ...
Foods grown within a 150-mile radius of campus were featured.
Locally Grown Food Takes Center Stage
Campus food service provider Bon Appétit and local farmers hosted the annual "Eat Local Challenge" on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Tolles Pavilion. All of the food served at the lunchtime picnic came from local producers, within a 150-mile radius of campus. More ...
Bon Appetit employees and local farmers get ready for the Eat Local Challenge on campus.
Eat Local Challenge is September 25

Food service provider Bon Appétit and local farmers are hosting the "Eat Local Challenge" on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Hamilton, where all the food served at a campus-wide picnic will come from local producers. The picnic will take place on Dunham Quad from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reuben Haag, head chef at Hamilton, says he spends time finding farmers within a 150-mile radius of campus, and deals regularly with about a dozen farmers from upstate New York.  More ...

Green Café Opening Featured in My Dish
My Dish, a monthly publication by Hamilton food service provider Bon Appetit's parent company, The Compass Group, featured an article titled "Bon Appetit Opens Green Café at Hamilton College" in its February issue. The Green Café combines Hamilton's new environmental efforts along with its existing local purchasing of agriculture and fisheries to create and offer a unique experience. General manager Patrick Raynard said the "new café is an embodiment of our food philosophy and commitment to sustainability." Some of the café's initiatives include "Green Goals" and "Farm to Fork" which include the purchasing of more than 50 percent of produce from Wagner Farms in Rome, N.Y., and a new vegan and vegetarian station. Their use of biodegradable paper and environmentally friendly cleaning products also add to Bon Appetit's goal to be socially responsible. More ...
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