The map below shows local suppliers for JMU dining.  

JMU Dining Services, contracted through Aramark, seeks to purchase sustainably sourced food and beverages and environmentally preferable products, supplies, and services. Dining Services recognizes and highlights producers who focus on reducing their environmental impact. Dining Services is committed to nurturing new connections from farm to fork and changing the culture of food by nourishing JMU with menus that emphasize seasonal, fresh, local foods that are raised, grown, harvested, and produced within 150 miles of campus or within the state of Virginia as possible.

In order to follow up with the commitment to local and sustainable food, JMU Dining Services has approached food in many different ways. Dining Services sources all shell eggs from cage-free hens, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification at more than one location, offers Fair Trade coffee at multiple locations, opened a dining location to highlight local products, and offers exclusive 100% grass-fed beef at a location. Dining Services promotes “Meatless Mondays,” hosts annual Farm-to-Fork dinners highlighting local farmers, has partnerships with local businesses to promote their product on campus, organizes a Farmer’s Market on campus during the fall, and partners with FarmLogix to further understand our local purchasing and increase our local purchases. Dining Services also works with the local Sysco branch to further increase our local purchases wherever possible. Dining Services also looks to increase local purchases by working with the Local Food Hub and Produce Source Partners, who both partner with local producers and farmers to help connect them to businesses.

Back to Top