Montana State University; Montana Made Program

CITY: Bozeman
COUNTY: Gallatin
CONTACT: Anna Diffenderfer
PHONE: 406-994-6775
EMAIL: mtmade@montana.edu
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: Colleges and Universities
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: Montana State University Food Services currently works with over 45 local vendors. These Montana Made products are featured; many on a daily basis; in all Food Service operations including the Residence Dining Halls; SUB Retail Locations; University Catering; and Concessions. We host several annual events in an effort to increase awareness and support of strong local food systems including the Local Food Fair and Symposium; Montana Monday Lunches; MontanaFest and Earth Week dining hall meals.
MEALS: More than 2500
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Beef; pork; bread; dairy; coffee/tea; produce; grains & pastas; value-added foods
PARTICIPANTS: Administration
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2006
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: For a list of vendors; please visit the MSU website: http://www.montana.edu/ufs/mtmade/mtvendors.php
HOW MUCH IS BUDGETED FOR LOCAL FOOD?: $1.1 million; 23%
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Once a week
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SERVE LOCAL FOOD?: Daily
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: Food Services of America (FSA)
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: Annual Local Food Fair & Symposium MT Monday Lunches in Retail Operation MontanaFest Dining Hall Dinner Earth Week Dining Hall Meals
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: no
FUTURE GOALS?: further emphasison identifying additional opportunities for regular purchasing of local foods in dining halls; retail operations; catering and concessions as well as the development of better tracking and analysis systems in order to fine tune procurement

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