The University of Montana Western has joined a growing movement of colleges and universities nation-wide in serving locally and regionally produced foods on campus. Montana Western’s Farm to College program works to build bridges between our state’s agricultural and educational interests by focusing university spending on Montana’s local producers, processors and food manufacturers throughout the state. Opening local markets for our agricultural producers is one significant way we can increase farmer’s and rancher’s profits and help keep them in business.
UMW Dining hopes to spend at least 25% of its annual food budget on Farm to College foods in the coming years. Our dining team is proud to keep the money we spend in the place we live.
We are committed to this Farm to College effort because:
Montana ingredients taste better.
Eating local preserves the agricultural open spaces that we love.
Buying locally builds partnerships that strengthen our community.
If you are a local producer, processor, or food manufacturer interested in working with us, please reach out to [email protected]