University of Montana Western

CITY: Dillon
COUNTY: Beaverhead
CONTACT: Cheri McCarthy or Louise Bruce
PHONE: 406-683-7355
EMAIL: c_mccarthy@umwestern.edu or l_bruce @umwestern.edu
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: Colleges and Universities
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: Our program started shortly after the Missoula campus began their program. Our mission is directly connected to theirs
MEALS: 1000-1500
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Beef; pork; honey; dairy; potatoes; specialty dessert products & sauces; produce
PARTICIPANTS: Administration; FoodCorps or AmeriCorps members; Farmers or ranchers; Processors or distributors
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 1996
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Silo Meats; Beaverhead Honey; Grandma Hoots; Bausch Potatoes; Dillon Dairy; Butte Produce; some Montana products that are carried through Sysco; campus garden; 4-H
HOW MUCH IS BUDGETED FOR LOCAL FOOD?: 153400; 23%
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?: On-site garden; Directly from producer; Local Distributor or Co-op; Broadline Distributor
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: Sysco
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: Signs in cafeteria; web page; brochures; periodic local news paper releases; advertise at catered functions
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: no
FUTURE GOALS?: to increase the number of purveyors we use and the amount of local foods used

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