Mission Statement

Seminole Dining is aligned with Florida State University’s Sustainable Campus Strategic Action Plan to incorporate sustainable practices into all programs, reduce our ecological footprint and foster a culture of environmental consciousness. Seminole Dining's Sustainability Plan and FSU’s Strategic Plan focus on climate action, waste minimization, resource stewardship and sustainability education.

Fresh Market 

SeminoleFresh Market Logo2 Dining hosts this special market once a month on campus, follow us on social for more information on dates and locations. Our markets feature fresh and seasonally available produce for purchase (the same that is used in our dining locations).  Come grab some local and Fresh from Florida Mushrooms from our adopted farm West Coast Mushroom in Quincy, FL (not sold in stores), try a special recipe from our featured chef demo, and get some fresh cut fruit. You can purchase one of our sustainable bags and post to social media for discounts. We accept credit, debit, cash, Garnet Bucks, and FSU Cash. Want to volunteer at the market? Reach out to Chantal Fortin, Sustainability Coordinator at Chantal.Fortin@sodexo.com!

Waste Reduction

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Join our Choose To Reuse program at Seminole Cafe and Suwannee Room in just 4 easy steps:

  1. Visit either Dining Hall location and join the program for a one-time, non-refundable fee of $5.00 plus tax.
  2. Fill up your to go box with delicious food and take it with you on-the-go.
  3. When finished, return your box to the cashier at either Dining Hall to have it cleaned and pick up a new one.
  4. Repeat as you choose.

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Expanding on our Choose to Reuse Program, we now offer Reusable Cups that can be used at ANY retail location for a $0.25 discount! Visit natural! Express, Seminole Pie, Garnet & Go, The Canteen & 1851 or The Grid and join the program for a one-time, non-refundable fee of $8.99 plus tax.

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Seminole Dining at Florida State University is Food Recovery Verified. We work with the student run Food Recovery Network to ensure that surplus food is donated to people, not landfills. Click here to learn more. 

Fryer Oil Recycling

We SUSTAIN_darpro-solutionshave teamed up with DarPro Solutions to recycle used fryer oil into fuel, animal feed, cleaners, degreasers and fertilizers. We average about 120 lbs of fryer oil per day!

Adopt a Farm

This program is to increase our connection with local farmers by sourcing items locally and committing to purchase from them. We first visit the farms with our culinary team to initiate our partnership. Then we order through our local produce provider to bring those items to campus. We host Farm Tours and Events around our local farms. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Seminole Dining officially adopted its first farm for the Adopt a Farm program.

West Coast Mushroom

SUSTAIN_west-coast-mushrooms-logoWe welcome West Coast Mushroom in Quincy, Florida just 33 miles from campus. Our commitment is to source their product first whenever we can, and seeing that they grow year round we are given a great opportunity for fresh local mushrooms anytime!

Full Moon Apiary

Full Moon Apiary is located just 27 miles from campus in Monticello, FL. This local small farm delivers us honey made from happy bees. It is our promise to utilize this local honey in as many outlets as possible.

New North Florida Co-Op

New North Florida Co-Op in Marianna, FL is a small co-op farm that mainly produces collard greens. We have committed to sourcing our collards and other seasonal offerings from this local farm in order to provide our customers fresh, local, sustainable products.

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Your Seminole Dining Team is committed to increasing local sourcing from Florida business partners, specifically the Panhandle, to drive the economic development of the communities where we do business. We will bring the best of what Florida has to offer.

Chapman Produce

SUSTAIN_chapmans produce.jpgSeminole Dining is pleased to partner with Chapman Produce, which is based here in Tallahassee. The company, founded in 2010, currently employees 40 people locally. We look forward to all of the Fresh Fruits and Local Produce from all over Florida!

Lucky Goat Coffee

SUSTAIN_lucky goat.pngA Tallahassee based national roastery and coffee distributor, their passion is to highlight single origin coffees from unique growing regions. Their devotion to excellence is why we feature Lucky Goat in Retail locations across the FSU campus.

TacoMex

SUSTAIN_tacomex.pngCreating fresh, authentic corn and flour products in Doral, Florida, their FSUnique garnet and gold tortilla chips are an FSU exclusive! Enjoy them on game days in Doak Campbell Stadium!

RedEye Coffee

SUSTAIN_red-eyeEvery time you purchase a RedEye product you are making the world a better place. Our coffee and teas are socially and environmentally responsible, and all our after-tax profits go to local and global empowerment charities. RedEye coffees and teas, including cold brew coffee, are available at The Figg and Doctor’s Inn.

The Hyppo Bar

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Enjoy an FSUnique Garnet and Gold ice pop made for the Seminole community! The combination of fresh fruits and special spices and herbs in Hyppo Pops are popular for locals and visitors alike and keeps the Florida goodness coming all year long!


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Partnered with Fresh from Florida, we are able to offer products that are grown, raised or caught in Florida. Look for the Fresh from Florida logo at your favorite campus dining destinations.


Local

The Local menu identifier shows you what produce was sourced within a 250 mile radius.Local_web