Norwich University has partnered with Sodexo food service’s local farm fresh food campaign for two years now and is continuing to try and expand offerings to students at the school.
“Sodexo contracts local farms to grow fresh foods, so they can serve fresh foods such as vegetables to students,” said Rob Garcelon, executive chef of Sodexo food service for Norwich University. The biggest local supplier is the farm at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, which the school uses for its fresh produce products.
Sodexo tells the farms what they will need for next year’s harvest and what amounts for each product. Sodexo not only is using these farms for Norwich but also for other local colleges as well, according to Garcelon.
Sodexo is improving every year on the campaign and plans to keep moving forward to help the local farms in the area. “Whatever we can buy for food, we try to buy local,” Garcelon said. [Read more…]