Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.04 / 6.00 Sheryl Harrison
General Manager
Sodexo Dining Services
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):
17

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Here are the "local purchases" between 8/1/2011 and 7/31/2012. "Local" defined as grown and/or processed within 250 miles.

Falcon Foods $8,670 FF Ice Cream was not available for several months during this tracking period. (Primarily cheese, ice cream, and bratwurst)
Kemps $117,643 (From Rochester plant; milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, etc)
Sysco $136,788 (Sysco pulled a report of all purchases from locations within 150 miles of their distribution center in NE Minneapolis)
Bix $6,295 (local producers of vegetables, cheeses and other items)
Stockyard Meats - $6,363 (Sodexo purchases their steak from this butcher in Minneapolis)
Earthgrains - $29,160 (A bakery in the Twin Cities that Sodexo purchases bread from)
Caribou - $22,764 ( The amount of coffee purchased from Caribou, based in the Twin Cities)
Best Maid (C-Store) $ 4,937
Gilbertsons $1,015 Local sweet corn grower


Aspretto Coffee (Fair Trade) $12,533
Aspretto is Sodexo's ethical and sustainable global coffee brand. Aspretto is a premium coffee that is our answer to the market's call for a sustainable, “green” product. It is fair-trade purchased and Fair Trade USA certified. Everything that touches the product is green, from the 10% post-consumer fiber cups to the renewable resource stirrers to the fair trade sugar wrapped in recyclable paper and printed with vegetable dye.

We had planned to use a local bakery this fall but owner pulled out at last minute due to family health issues. This year we began purchasing some lettuce from Future Farms but that will be included in the next recording period.

Total Local purchases $346,168/ Total annual food purchases $2,039,500= 17%


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