USDA Resources

  • Local Food Procurement Decision Tree: Not sure whether you should use a micro-purchase, informal, or formal bid process to purchase your local produce this summer? Learn more in our second tutorial, where Mary Ann, our Procurement specialist, refers to this resource.

  • Geographic Preference Fact Sheet: The USDA states, "While using geographic preference is not the only option for local food procurement, it is a powerful tool and particularly useful in formal solicitations where respondents are ranked and scored." Learn more in our second tutorial, where Mary Ann, our Procurement specialist, also refers to this resource.