The University affirmed its commitment to sustainable and local food by partnering with Bon Appétit Management Company to deliver Penn’s Dining program. Bon Appétit and Penn Dining are committed a sustainable future for food service  by providing flavorful food that’s healthy and economically viable for all, produced through practices that respect farmers, workers, and animals; nourish the community; and replenish our shared natural resources for future generations.
Learn more about Penn and Bon Appétit's sustainable dining efforts at the Penn Dining website .
Each year Penn Dining and Bon Appetit host various events to educate members of the Penn Community on food-related issues, from sustainability to social justice.
Since 2004, the University Square Farmers’ Market has been held at the corner of 36th and Walnut Streets. The Market is open Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May through November. The Farmers’ Market offers neighbors and members of the Penn community an opportunity to buy fresh, delicious food from local farmers as well as allowing students to make purchases using their dining plans.