Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.54
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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Colorado State University
OP-6: Food Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.54 / 6.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

The Website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food procurement efforts is available:

21.2% of our annual food purchased is supplied from local growers, farmers, ranchers, processors or is organic.

Housing & Dining Services purchases all of our sliced breads and dairy products from local sources. Our sliced breads come from Earthgrains/Sara Lee located in Fort Collins. All dairy products are provided to us by Robinson Dairy in Denver. Our milk is supplied by dairy farms that are located within 150 miles of CSU. Our bagels are supplied by Gib’s Bagels in Fort Collins, our coffee from Vail Mountain Coffee in Minturn, CO; our biodegradable/compostable carryout products from Eco-Products in Boulder, CO and our soups from Spoons in Fort Collins. Housing & Dining Services has purchased nearly $1 million in locally grown and processed foods.

Additionally, our produce specifications require vendors to bid and supply local and organic produce when available and reasonably priced.

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