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Food and Dining

Campus Dining

Bon Appétit provides Vassar with quality, sustainable dining for its residential populations. Bon Appétit has a plant-forward focus, ensuring that all meals spotlight fresh, healthy, and environmentally-friendly fruits and vegetables - including food grown at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Purchasing locally-grown food for campus dining facilities is also a key priority, as is serving exclusively cage-free eggs and seafood that meets Seafood Watch sustainability requirement.

Vassar has banned the sale of bottled water on campus in both retail dining venues and vending machines. This policy alone has prevented tens of thousands of water bottles from being sent to landfills. Many vending machines specifically highlight sustainable food and beverage selections as an alternative to more traditional, less sustainable offerings.

Indoor Farmers’ Market

The Arlington Farmers’ Market is held at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Collegeview Avenue every Thursday from June through October. From November through April, the Market moves indoors, to the College Center at Vassar.

Every Thursday of classes from 10am to 4pm, the Indoor Farmers’ Market offers a selection of some of the same great bread, produce, preserves, and other products you know and love. Many vendors are even able to take V Cash.

Vendors: Enrollment is now open on a rolling basis for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Markets. Please email sustainability@vassar.edu for more information about the process.