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Finding, Buying and Serving Local Foods - Using the Informal Procurement Method

Length
0:54:49
Resource type
Webinars/Videos
Resource Materials

In this webinar, the fourth in the series, Christina Conell from USDA's Food and Nutrition Service discusses how schools can purchase local products using the informal method. It can be as easy as schools contacting three (or more!) local producers for price quotes. This session showcases stories and tips from Union Public Schools in Oklahoma and Kalispell Public Schools in Montana.

Handout

webinar cover slide Introduction to Procurement
webinar cover slide Conducting a Local Procurement Baseline Assessment
webinar cover slide Finding Local Producers
webinar cover slide Using the Informal Procurement Method
webinar cover slide Using the Specifications, Requirements and Evaluation Criteria to Target Local Products
webinar cover slide Working with Distributors
webinar cover slide Using a Forward Contract
webinar cover slide Introduction to Geographic Preference
webinar cover slide Using Geographic Preference
webinar cover slide Using USDA Foods as Resource to Purchase Local
webinar cover slide Using DOD Fresh to Purchase Local
webinar cover slide Tying It All Together and Digging In
Updated: 02/27/2014