This news has been years in the making. Intervale Food Hub, just over a mile away from UVM campus, and UVM Dining have worked closely over the years to identify how to best collaborate to bring local food to UVM students. This summer, we are happy to announce that Intervale Food Hub is now an approved vendor of Sodexo.
To learn more about the details of how Intervale Food Hub and UVM Dining will work together this coming school year, check out the UVM Dining Blog’s post from earlier this month.
For the purposes of Vermont First, this is an important example to highlight. As we consider different, indeed creative ways to increase our local business, there are many take-aways to consider. Conveniently, for those of you who enjoy alliterations, we will call these the “3 T’s”:
TIME – None of this progress was achieved in haste. We took the time to do needed research, identifying the best track for both parties.
- TESTING – The evolution of the strong partnership between IFH and UVM Dining has come as a result of open-minded experimenting with many different models. From creating a meal plan option with Intervale products to setting up a CSA for UVM students with drop-spots on campus, the relationship has grown as a result of problem-solving together.
- TRUST – An essential by-product of years of thinking creatively together.
We look forward to the new learning moments as we forge ahead!