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Demand For Organic Food Grows On Campuses

organicbeef2.jpgCollege students are demanding that schools purchase regional produce, AdAge reports. That’s forced major food-service companies to look for organic alternatives – and allowed regional rivals to enter the $5 billion on-campus-dining market.

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, for example, has seen its college business grow about 30 percent to 43 schools in the past six years. The company attributes the growth to the launch of FarmSource, a pledge to source produce from within 125 miles.

But there are challenges when students, some of whom like to have bananas and strawberries all year long, call for organic changes. There’s also an adjustment period while students grow familiar to the taste, texture, and even color of some organic foods, according to the article.

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One thought on “Demand For Organic Food Grows On Campuses

  1. I have read your article with interest and wondered how my fiquers from the UK compare with those of the USA?
    UK Market Size.
    Some notes of interest I have put together over the last 6 years.
    I have been doing research on all things organic.
    These are not exact figures.?
    Organic Grocery sales in the UK = £2 billion.?
    This is 2% of the £100 billion Grocery market.?
    80% of all organic is sold by the supermarkets.?
    20% by the independents.?
    20% of organic is sourced in the UK.?
    80% is imported.?
    Organic is growing world wide at about 20% per annum.?
    Organic in the UK is growing exponentially.
    Certainly at 20% per annum.?

    Supply and demand – can it keep up?

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