Montana Women's Prison

CITY: Billings
COUNTY: Yellowstone
CONTACT: Bill Peterson
PHONE: 406-247-5126
EMAIL: bipeterson@mt.gov
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: Correctional Facilities
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: I make an effort to buy as much locally grown/processed food as I can.
MEALS: 500-1000
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Bread eggs produce milk cereal beans meat
PARTICIPANTS: Staff; Farmers or Ranchers
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2007
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Grains of Montana; Wheat Montana;Yellowstone Bean Company; Negaards Produce; Springwater Colony; Stampede Packing; Cream of the West; Montana Ranch Brands; Great American Bagel;MCE Ranch Dairy
HOW MUCH IS BUDGETED FOR LOCAL FOOD?: 60000; 30%
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Once a week
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SERVE LOCAL FOOD?: Daily
HOW DOES YOUR INSTITUTION LOCATE/PURCHASE LOCAL FOODS?: Directly from producer; broadline distributor
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: Sysco; FSA; Spokane Produce; LTW
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: Greenhouse (in process); Master Gardener Program classes
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: no
FUTURE GOALS?: Continue to buy locally and to get the greenhouse up and running.

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