Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Supporting Local Farmers in Government Food Procurement: A 50-State Review

In supporting the use of locally grown food in schools, Colorado’s Farm to School Task Force is examining state procurement laws that govern in-state food purchases by government.  These state food procurement preferences have the potential to improve community health and strengthen local economies.  This publication, Government Purchasing Preferences that Support Local Farmers:  A 50 State Review, examines individual procurement statutes, describes six nationwide trends and details Colorado’s current procurement statute governing local food purchases.  For more information, please contact Susan Motika

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