Local Sourcing in Ski Country

[From Wellness Watch] Providing locally sourced foods to the residents at Wake Robin Life Care Community, a senior living facility in Shelburne, Vt., goes beyond adhering to a state initiative for Kathy King, the facility’s dining services director. It also aligns with her personal philosophy on food. “If my parents lived here or my grandparents lived here, would I want to feed them the same food that I’m eating at home?” she says. “The answer is, yes.”

She also plays an integral role in her state’s local food movement as a chair member of the Healthy Food in Health Care Vermont Work Group a consortium of healthcare facilities that aims to meet a state’s initiative that calls on public institutions to source 20 percent of products from local farms and vendors by 2020. Over the years, King has addressed some of the challenges of sourcing locally and shares the methods she uses at her facility...(Continue reading)