Local Products & Sustainability

What does "local" mean to UMaine?

  1. Local food comes from resources and vendors within 175 miles from any of the seven UMS primary campuses.
  2. Foods must be processed with at least 50% local ingredients as defined above.
  3. Water is not considered a local ingredient.
  4. Non-indigenous foods prepared and processed in Maine by an in-state owned and operated company, where the majority of the owners are Maine community members with full autonomy and decision-making authority with respect to business practices.
  5. Processed foods made from locally unavailable ingredients but prepared and processed in Maine by an in-state owned and operated company, where the majority of the owners are Maine community members with full autonomy and decision-making authority with respect to business practices.