Sourcing Locally

September 2007
FoodService Director;9/15/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p20
Trade Publication
The article gives advice on how to introduce locally-sourced food programs. Start at the easiest time, in the summer and fall. Find out what is available and what is in season. Start small and go with seasonal foods first. Contact distributor and GPO. A lot of operators are concerned about costs. A mid-sized farmer who already wholesales and has contact with distributors is going to have competitive prices.


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