Our farm-to-table partnership with Laker Food Co makes it possible for the Grand Valley community to experience the entire process of our food from field to work. Produce from the SAP is grown a short distance from where it is prepared and serves, which reduces transportation energy and allows the campus community to actually see where the food comes from.
Fair Trade is a humane approach to goods produced in third-world and developing countries.
Fair Trade Certified goods ensure that farmers and producers are paid fair and adequate wages.
Buying Fair Trade products :
- Raises the standard of living for producers in third-world countries
- Pays farmers fair market wages
- Builds communities through Fair Trade co-ops
- Ensures ethical and humane treatment of farmers
- Encourages sustainable agricultural development
- Disallows slavery and child labor practices
Fair Trade certified coffee and tea is located at all Java City locations on campus. Look for the Fair Trade logo when choosing your coffee.
Green Restaurant Certified
Founded in 1990, The Green Restaurant Association, an international nonprofit organization, has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement as the leading voice within the industry, encouraging restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certiﬁcation standards. With its turnkey certiﬁcation system, the GRA has made it accessible for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in Energy, Water, Waste, Food, Chemicals, Disposables, & Building.
GVSU is proud to have a 3-star certified restaurant called Engrained.