Sustainability Partners

AIM's Common Market Certificate2018

The AIM kitchen was lauded by The Common Market for using more than 7,700 pounds of locally produced food from almost 30 area farms in the AIM kitchen during 2018!


We lower the carbon footprint of our Kitchen and CAFETERIA by using local, family- or community-owned companies.

Back to Earth Compost Crew, a woman-owned, small business, picks up all of AIM's compost weekly so our food scraps can help make new food grow.

The Common Market, a non-profit that connects schools, hospitals and restaurants with food grown by local, sustainable farmers. Since 2008, they have distributed over $22 million of local foods from over 300 sustainable family farms and producers!

Conshohocken Italian Bakery, an old-school, local bakery, named Best Bakery on Best of Philly HotList for 5 years!

John Sadler, a third-generation, family-owned Philadelphia produce distributor.

Julius Silvert, a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated, Philadelphia wholesale purveyor of fine foods.

Roasted Root Vegetables

Meatless Mondays started during World War I and was restarted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2003. More great information can be found here.

Tower Gardens are aeroponic growing towers that grow plants 3 times faster, have 30% greater yields, and require as little as 10% of the land and water traditional growing methods use. They use only water and nutrients, rather than dirt. No dirt, no weeds.

Waste Oil Recyclers converts cooking oil to biofuel.

Weavers Way Co-op, established in 1972, is a local food co-op that sources many local, artisanal, organic and allergy-friendly foods.