Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Theresa Baker
Director of Dining Services
Auxiilliary Services Corp.
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
SUNY Cortland's Own Tomato Sauce

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

SUNY Cortland's ASC developed a direct farm to table relationship with a local farmer, Main Street Farms, to make our very own tomato sauce.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Foster further community partnerships to increase local farmer awareness and increase economic development within the region. Measurable outcomes where to assess the economics of this type of partnership as compared to economics through standard vendor relationships.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
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Dining Services Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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