Valley Health Care Center

CITY: Billings
COUNTY: Yellowstone
CONTACT: Gwen Rodriguez
PHONE: 406-656-5010
EMAIL: grodriguez@valleyhcc.com
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: Healthcare Facilities
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: starting in spring of 2013 we will be purchasing about 150 pounds of fresh local produce. this will take the place of items currently through Sysco. we currently use a local baker for our breads and they also purchase mainly Montana products.
MEALS: 100-500
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Carrots; melons; peas; brocolli; herbs; tomatos; potatos; lettuce; squash
PARTICIPANTS: Administration; Staff; Farmers or Ranchers
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2013
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Three Hearts Farm
HOW MUCH IS BUDGETED FOR LOCAL FOOD?: not sure yet
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 DISTRIBUTER: Sysco
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: no
FUTURE GOALS?: start with produce; then move into local meats; working with co ops to have local foods year yound

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