In March of 2015, student interns Joshua Minot F12 and Shelby Gaiss F13 were tasked to track and record Bon Appetit’s local purchasing practices in the context of Hampshire’s 100% Local Food Challenge and to conduct preliminary research and analysis around the Real Food Challenge in comparison to Hampshire’s Sustainable Food Purchasing Guidelines. Over the past several months, the interns have worked to identify all local food producers currently working with Hampshire College and have evaluated those farms and businesses using both the Sustainable Food Purchasing Guide and the Real Food Challenge Guidelines. The students have published their research as well as a recommendation on best practices for a comprehensive dining service audit to support and document Hampshire’s progress toward 100% Local Food Challenge.
The report can be read here online: Accounting Systems for the 100% Local Food Challenge
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