Sustainability

Food for thought

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As New York's Hometown Airline, we're proud of the natural foods and products available in our hometown and home state. In many cases, we're proud to serve these foods and products onboard and in our airport as well.

BlueBud (buddies + budding new companies)

JetBlue's BlueBud is about mentoring new companies and start-ups by immersing them in JetBlue's operations, culture, and providing support like special orientation, unique insight and even office space.

Our next BlueBud will be a food or beverage oriented company from the New York area with a focus on social and environmental responsibility.

Details:

The chosen participant can participate in a week-long program that during that time may include:

  • Intimate access to JetBlue teams including Strategic Sourcing including Purchasing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Communications and Marketing including Brand and Onboard Product, for your questions and to understand how a once small company feels about getting big;
  • Work space and access to conference rooms;
  • Tour of JetBlue Airways Headquarters (called our Long Island City Support Center), JFK's Terminal 5, and an airline catering station to understand how a food (literally) gets onboard JetBlue;
  • Trip to JetBlue orientation in Orlando to understand JetBlue business development and community building to understand why and how we look for shared values in a partner;
  • A speaker and taste-testing event opportunity to JetBlue's Crewmembers at Long Island City Support Center;
  • Intimate access to JetBlue teams including Strategic Sourcing including Purchasing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Communications and Marketing including Brand and Onboard Product, for your questions and to understand how a once small company feels about getting big;
  • Travel certificates to and from New York for relevant company members to join in specific meetings approved by JetBlue and the partner company.

Apply to become a BlueBudopens in a new window.

Terms apply.

BlueBud winner: Hot Bread Kitchen

Offering the natural choice

We sell an increasing number of natural products onboard, and below you'll find a small sampling of those inspiring choices. Plus, feel free to view our latest onboard offerings, which we rotate to keep things fresh in all senses.

Mintroducing: Brooklyn Roasting Company
Mintroducing: Blue Marble Ice Cream
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GrowNYC

We partner with GrowNYC, a nonprofit that supports local agriculture and farmers' markets. JetBlue now offers GrowNYC products in our Terminal 5 at JFK. Products are highlighted in New York Minute — a concept store that offers New York produced products. At opening, healthy, natural or organic foods made in New York included Ronnybrook Dairy Farmopens in a new window, The Jam Standopens in a new window, and Rick's Picksopens in a new window, Beth's Farm Kitchenopens in a new window and McMahons Farmopens in a new window. Store offerings change, please visit for exact offerings.

In October 2013, JetBlue and GrowNYCopens in a new window brought a Greenmarket to customers at Terminal 5 at JFK. At the Greenmarket, we educated customers about composting (with live worms in the terminal!) and recycling, and sold local food products including jams, honey, fruit, maple syrup, baked goods and more.