UMF food service leads the way in buying local food
Sodexo food service at the University of Maine at Farmington is surpassing expectations when it comes to supporting the Maine food economy. The company committed contractually with the University of Maine System to buying 20 percent of its food from local sources by 2020, as reported by the Sun Journal. The UMF food service surpassed that goal in it’s first year, purchasing 21.3 percent of its food from local sources and has already bought 24.8 percent locally from July through September, this year, said Adam Vigue, Sodexo general manager. The food must be purchased in Maine, within 150 miles of campus to be considered local. “About $1 of every $4 spent (at UMF) on food buys local food,” said Vigue.