Philadelphia University has been recognized for its commitment to sourcing food from local, sustainable farms during the 2015-2016 school year from the Common Market, one of its food vendors. The University purchased 17,753 pounds of local food from them.
Last school year, 25 percent of PhilaU’s total food purchases came from within 150 miles of campus, said Sara Lockard, senior general manager for Dining Services.
“It’s important to source locally, as we’re putting money back into the local economy,” she said. “Plus, using local ingredients allows food to be fresh and seasonal throughout the year.”