Food Management highlights UMaine Dining meeting local purchases goal

Industry publication Food Management boosted the fact that University of Maine Dining has met its goal of purchasing 25% of its food and beverage from local sources nearly three years ahead of schedule. The movement to support local food producers at UMaine started in 2007 under the direction of Glenn Taylor, associate executive director of housing and dining, with carrots purchased from Lakeside Farms in Newport. Since then, the number of local producers partnering to provide Maine-sourced foods has grown to 72.