Middining's Food Purchasing Network
Middining has developed working relationships with roughly 30 local vendors. The relationship between the producer (farms) and the consumer (Midd Dining) is not exclusive. Only a rough 10% of foods purchased are local.
Five percent of local food comes directly from local farms. The other 5 % comes from local processors. A total of 85% of our food comes from local distributors. Black River Produce supplies 5%, and Burlington Foodservice the remaining 80%. It is important to point out that even though Burlington Foodservice relies on some local markets, most of its food comes from out of state. Middining considers Burlington Foodservice a local vendor because they are located in Burlington, VT. As you'll notice, these numbers don't add up to 100%. That's because the remaining 5 percent comes from mainstream distributor Sysco.