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The old adage says to choose your friends wisely. The same wisdom is needed when choosing a new vendor. Operators share the top three qualities they look for.

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Purchasing more local, sustainable products is a priority for operators nationwide—but it’s not always feasible. That's where purchasing collectives come in...

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Here’s how the six USFA member schools are making it work—one obstacle at a time. ...

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Since the farm-to-table movement has caught noncommercial attention during the past decade, operators have broadened agricultural collaborations outside of supply.
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Despite the large amount of produce used at the entirely vegan Muse School in Calabasas, Calif., the great majority is consumed, and there is little spoilage.
For operators, the next steps in transparency are local sourcing, cooking from scratch, working closely with suppliers and developing their own products.
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About 94% of college and university operators and 56% of senior living operators are buying at least some of their products locally, according to data from FoodService Director’s 2016 Foodservice...
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While May is the beginning of peak season for harvesting local produce, operators are finding ways to extend seasonality and local sourcing into cooler months.

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