Colorado College offers diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options to all members of the campus community and provides signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, local, and other low-impact and special diet options at every meal.
Colorado College works closely with Bon Appetit, our food service provider, to provide local, delicious, healthy meals for our students, faculty, and staff, and the community at-large. Bon Appetit has been a committed partner in working towards a more sustainable campus at Colorado College. The food service provider exclusively serves cage-free eggs, rGBH-free milk, seafood that meets Seafood Watch sustainability guidelines, humanely raised ground beef, and pork raised without gestation crates. In addition to working closely with local farms and producers to increase the amount of “Real Food”, Bon Appetit also largely funds the EcoFund program administered through the Office of Sustainability, which provides grants for student projects that further sustainability across campus.
Exemplary of their commitment to sustainability on our campus, in 2014, despite corporate contracts with nationwide poultry suppliers, Bon Appetit responded to student demands to use a more local and sustainable poultry supplier. As a result, Rastall Dining Hall now proudly serves locally produced chicken from Red Bird Farms.
Other local suppliers include:
Austin Family Farm- Paonia (256 miles away)
Colon Orchard- Cañon City (44 miles away)
CC Student Garden - On Campus
Country Roots Farm- Pueblo (51 miles away)
Family Roots Farm- Cañon City (53 miles away)
Hobbs Family Farm- Avondale (69 miles away)
Larga Vista Ranch- Boone (67 miles away)
Mesa Wind- Hotchkiss (250 miles away)
Milberger Farm- Pueblo (44 miles away)
Lippis Farm- Florence (46 miles away)
Smith Farm- Rocky Ford (46 miles away)
Venetucci Farm- Colorado Springs (10 miles away)
White Mountain Farm- Mosca (150 miles away)