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The “Fresh Food Act” requires all state-funded institutions to obtain a minimum of five percent of its food from in state producers. To satisfy this requirement, state-funded institutions may purchase, either directly or indirectly, fresh produce, meat and poultry products, milk and other dairy products and other foods grown, produced or processed by in-state producers. This commitment from our state government will provide a tremendous opportunity for producers to grow their operations through new markets.

Public schools alone spend $100 million a year on food – but only a tiny fraction is purchased in-state.

The Fresh Food Act will keep more food dollars in the state and will help jump-start a more robust local food economy that will benefit all West Virginians.

For more information, contact the Business Development Division at 304-558-2210.

Links

FY 2022 WV Fresh Food Act Annual Purchasing Form
FY 2021 WV Fresh Food Act Annual Purchasing Report
Fresh Food Act Webinar
Fresh Food Act Legislative Rule
Fresh Food Act Purchasing Reporting Form