Going Green: Lackmann's Sustainability Vision

Local farmer shows off produce at FisherAt Lackmann, we take an aggressive approach toward maintaining an environmentally sound dining program and are constantly seeking out new and improved ways to do business. Our goal is to turn Lackmann into the industry standard for comprehensive environmental initiatives.

Current Sustainability Efforts

We have already implemented a number of environmentally friendly initiatives, either directly or in partnership with our vendors, manufacturers, clients, or guests.

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Local Produce + Products Program

We are very proud of our Local Produce Program. Utilizing New York State produce wherever possible, recipes now feature the efforts and hard work of some of the finest growers in the area. While promoting these efforts, we are also contributing to a safer environment by using produce that does not have to be shipped in from across the country or from overseas.

Organic + Fair Trade Foods

We provide organically grown foods such as produce, meat and poultry, and packaged goods that were grown or produced using no pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Purchasing organic foods discourages the use of these chemical additives and chemicals that contaminate our water and soil.

We have also taken significant steps in the use of organic and fair trade coffee. Several of our coffee vendors, including Starbucks, offer one or more fair trade coffee brands for food service use.

Delivery Schedule

We utilize a strict vendor delivery schedule to maximize delivery capacity and reduce unnecessary trips. Simply by eliminating one delivery per week, we have reduced the amount of CO2 we add to the atmosphere by 20%.

Frying Oil

Oil used for deep-frying must be disposed of properly, and all of our dining locations have systems in place to do so.


Our all-you-care-to-eat dining locations offer china and flatware.


Our Grab & Go locations offer biodegradable paper products for your use.

Reusable Mug Program

Designed at reducing paper cup usage, our Reusable Mug Program offers a 10¢ discount on all fountain and coffee beverage purchases when using the mug. Mugs can be purchased at the Cardinal Café.

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