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 We are excited to welcome all new and returning students!  Remember to make responsible food choices and join the Real Foods Working Group!

The 2012-2013 Audit and Real Food Calculation is underway, as well as the 2011-2012 audit report.

Warren Wilson College becomes the FIRST college is the southeast to sign the Real Food Challenge Commitment.... Not only that, we also doubled the average commitment percent to 40% Real Foods served in our dining halls by 2020!!!

 

RFC signing

2011-2012 Local Food Audit complete!

Information is now available about the amounts WWC’s Campus Dining Services spends on local and regional foods, including meat and produce from the WWC Farm and Garden! 
Here are the condensed results:
WWC Dining Services spent at least $119,947.36 on local and regional foods in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which is 18% of its annual budget. 
This figure includes foods produced and processed in the greater "Upland South-east" which stays within 150 miles on average - at most - from farm to your plate.  Here is how the number breaks down:
-WWC Farm/Garden/Forest: $43,524.49, this amount has gone up $6,299.59 since the 2007-2008 audit!
-Other local meat and produce (mostly considered "Appalachian Grown", produced within about 150 miles of the college campus): $76,422.84. This amount has gone up $63,581.09 since the 2007-2008 audit!!! BOO-YAH!
Together, these amount to 18.0% of the total annual budget.

 2008-2009 Local Food Audit completed!

Accurate information is now available as to the amount of money campus Dining Services spends on local and regional foods, indcluding WWC meat and produce!  Here are the principle results:

WWC Dining Services spent $61,892.57 on local and regional foods in the 2007-2008 fiscal year, comprising just over 12% of its annual budget.  This figure includes foods produced and processed in the greater "Upland South-east" which stays within 150 miles on average - at most - from farm to your plate.  While at least 50% of the milk served by Dining services originates and is processed within this region, it is not included in the figure.  Additionally, the sprouts in Cow Pie ARE included, despite the fact that, while the seeds are sprouted in Tryon, NC, they are produced much further away, even internationally.  On that note, here is how the number breaks down:

WWC: $37,224.90   This figure is $2,649.70 more than last year!.

Other local ("Appalachian Grown", or within about 150 miles): $12,841.75

Together, these amount to 8.39% of the total annual budget.

Regional (within 500 miles): $112,750 (estimated)

Organic (none of which is local): $28,963.14

To download the document, click on the link to the left.

For last years results, click below

2007-08 Local Food Audit Summary