Local Foods for Institutional Buyers

Upcoming workshop on campus (free and open to public)

tomsLocal Foods for Institutional Buyers
Monday, November 16, 2015 | 8am-4pm
Student Dining and Residential Programs Building Multipurpose Rooms
301 Gregory Drive, Champaign

Hosted by University of Illinois Dining Services
Contact: Dawn Aubrey, Associate Director of Housing for Dining Services
daubrey@illinois.edu | www.housing.illinois.edu

The workshop is designed to introduce producers, processors, distributors, educators and institutions. The workshop will address navigating the state procurement system by addressing the why, the what and the how for local producers, local processors and the institutional buyer. The state of Illinois has a plentiful history of food production and processing. The University of Illinois Dining is committed to increasing the amount of locally produced and processed foods. Local food tastes good and supports the local economy while supporting sustainability.

The capacity and biodiversity of food will need to change. The Illinois General Assembly passed the Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act stating that 20% of food purchased by state agencies will be products grown, processed, packaged and distributed by Illinois citizens or businesses located within the state by 2020.

Enjoy a day of learning, networking and enlightenment.


LocationStudent Dining and Residential Programs Building Multipurpose Rooms; 301 Gregory Drive, Champaign
Registration: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4203687 (Please register now for the workshop)
Parking and shuttle busView Bus Route from Lot E-14 to Ikenberry SDRP

Parking is available in the Shuttle Lot E14. The lot is located to the west of the State Farm Center, across First Street. Please park on the south side of the blue line. The 10 E Gold bus and the 1 N Yellow arrive at the north kiosk every 10 minutes. The same buses will return you to E14 following the meeting (10W and 1S). The return bus stop for E14 is on the opposite side of Gregory Street from your earlier point of egress. The SDRP (Student Dining & Residential Program building) is also called Ikenberry.