University of Montana; Farm to College

CITY: Missoula
COUNTY: Missoula
CONTACT: Ian Finch
PHONE: 406-243-4042
EMAIL: ian.finch@mso.umt.edu
KIND OF INSTITUTION?: Colleges and Universities
DESCRIPTION AND INFO: The UM Farm to College Program supports agriculture and economic development statewide by purchasing Montana products to serve in our dining venues. We educate the campus community and others about Montana food and agriculture thereby strengthening connections between the urban and rural areas of our state.
MEALS: More than 2500
FOODS SOURCED LOCALLY: Beef (cooked raw ground and cuts) bacon; buffalo; eggs; pork; lamb; chicken; milk; cheese; bread; buns; bagels; oil; salsa; all fruits and vegetables when in season; wine; beer; pasta; honey; kamut; barley; farro; spelt; flour; tamales; granola; tor
PARTICIPANTS: Administration; Students
WHAT YEAR DID YOUR INSTITUTION START SERVING LOCAL FOOD?: 2003
WHERE DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: 80 vendors! For a list contact Ian Finch
HOW MUCH IS BUDGETED FOR LOCAL FOOD?: 800000; 20%
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY LOCAL FOOD?: Local food orders are placed at least two times per 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; Farmers' market
BROADLINE DISTRIBUTER: Sysco; Food Services of America (FSA)
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPONENT?: On-site gardens; workshops; demonstrations; signage; presentations; social media
DOES YOUR INSTITUTION PARTICIPATE IN THE HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM?: no
FUTURE GOALS?: Solidify relationships with existing vendors to find new ways to incorporate their foods into our venues; Work with the Westen Montana Growers Cooperative and others to create some purchasing and growing committments; Expand our garden into other under ut

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