Part of our sustainability effort includes purchasing regional produce and food products when available and using as many local products as we can. This focus has gotten even closer to home with our expanding Campus Grown projects.
A variety of items in the dining commons and markets have ingredients sourced directly from Georgia farmers. We also source breads from Athens-based Luna Baking Co., coffee from Jittery Joe's, and have recently introduced locally produced Squeeze King lemonade in the Market at Tate. Tea from UGArden is also available at Tate, among other items.
Regionally, Taza falafel, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, sources the vegan falafel at Athena Mediterranean Kitchen. Fun Fact: Taza is run by two UGA alumni. We also source cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy and ice cream from Mayfield Dairy, both located in Georgia.
“Georgia Grown” is a local-minded brand with deep roots in sustainability, quality, and integrity. Each dining commons has menu items marked with the Georgia Grown icon. This icon means that an item contains ingredients sourced from Georgia. UGA Dining Services has been committed to Georgia farmers for years; working with an Atlanta based produce distributor and sourcing local products whenever possible because we recognize the value & importance of working with our neighbors. Rest assured when you see the “Georgia Grown” label that your food is helping to support Georgia.