In service to the COMMUNITY since 1879.

In service to the COMMUNITY since 1879.

Fletcher Allen is Committed to Sustainable Nutrition

 

At Fletcher Allen, we’re aiming to have the most sustainable hospital food service in the nation. Last year, our Nutrition Services group served over two million meals—making us the largest restaurant in the state of Vermont. We take our responsibility for the food we serve, and where it comes from, very seriously. Simply put, food matters to Fletcher Allen, our patients and the community.

We understand that nutrition and food systems are inextricably linked to the health of our patients and our community. This is reflected in our commitment to serving fresh, locally produced, minimally processed foods, and to partnering with more than 70 farmers and producers throughout the region to supply healthier food to our patients and customers, while boosting the local economy.

Our local partnerships also help us reduce transportation distances, significantly decreasing our environmental footprint. Many of our partners provide organic ingredients and products, and over half of the food we serve each year come from local or sustainable resources.

 

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Our Partner Farms and Producers

Our Fletcher Allen partners share our environmental responsibility commitment and work with us toward achieving our goal of being the greenest health care organization in the country.

Bee Happy • Starksboro
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream • Waterbury
Black River Produce • North Springfield
Blue Heron Farm • Grand Isle
Blythedale Farm • Corinth
Boutin Family Farm • Williston
Boyden Farms • Cambridge
Bruegger’s Bagels • Burlington
Butterworks Farm • Westfield
Cabot Cheese Co • Montpelier
Café Indigo • Concord, NH
Castleton Crackers • Castleton
Champlain Orchards • Shoreham
Comeau Family Sugarhouse • Williston
Crawford Family Farm • Whiting
Distler’s Pretzels • Williston
Doe’s Leap Farm • East Fairfield
Drew’s Dressings • Chester
Farm House Kitchen • Burlington
Fat Toad Farm • Brookfield
Flack Family Farm • Enosburg Falls
Folk Foods • Burlington
Fletcher Allen Gardens and Apiary • Burlington and Colchester
Grafton Village Cheese Company • Grafton
Great Harvest Bread Company • Burlington
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters • Waterbury
Green Mountain Creamery • Brattleboro
Green Mountain Farms • Enosburg Falls
HP Hood Co. • Burlington
Intervale Center • Burlington
Island Ice Cream • Grand Isle
Jericho Settler’s Farm • Jericho
Kimball Brook Farm • Ferrisburg
Koffee Kup Bakeries • Burlington
Klinger’s Bakery • South Burlington
Lake Champlain Chocolates • Burlington
Lalumiere Farm • Ferrisburg
Laughing Moon Chocolates • Stowe
Lewis Creek Farm • Starksboro
Maplebrook Farms • Bennington
Mazza’s Farm • Colchester
Misty Knoll Farms • New Haven
Mr. Harvest • Grand Isle
Pete’s Greens • Craftsbury
Pitchfork Farms • Burlington
PT Farms • No. Haverville, NH
Red Wagon Plants • Hinesburg
Rockville Market Farm • Starksboro
Savage Gardens • North Hero
Shelburne Farms • Shelburne
Snowflake Chocolates • Jericho
Sonia Salsa • Jericho
Speeder and Earl’s • Burlington
Spring Brook Farm • Reading
Stoneyfield Farm • Manchester, NH
Sunrise Orchards • Cornwall
Taylor Farm • Londonderry
Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery •Websterville
Vermont Family Farm • Franklin
Vermont Fresh Pasta • Proctorsville
Vermont Highland Cattle Co. • Orleans
Vermont Nut Free • Grand Isle
Vermont Smoke and Cure • Hinesburg
Vermont Soy Co. • Hardwick
Vermont Village Applesauce • Barre
Westminster Crackers • Rutland
Westminster Organics • Westminster
West Meadow Farm Bakery • Essex Junction
Wholesome Cravings • Charlotte
Yolo Snacks • Hinesburg

 

Diane Imrie, Nutrition Services Director, on Sustainable Food at Fletcher Allen

 

 

What's For Dinner?

Browse our Fletcher Allen Cooks recipes and Eat Local! This recipe series is sponsored by The Center for Nutrition and Healthy Food Systems at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a nonprofit educational organization focused on building sustainable food in health care.