- Associated Press - Sunday, May 21, 2017

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) - Circle B Farms of Caribou has been hired to help get more locally sourced food into dining halls at six of the seven University of Maine System campuses.

Circle B works with several Aroostook County farms to make available regionally sourced fruits, vegetables and products. The farm’s owner participated Sunday in an update to trustees during a meeting at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

The farm is being contracted by Sodexo Inc., which won a food service contract. It’s part of the university system’s goal to have 20 percent of campus food come from local sources by 2020.

Maine’s public universities have spent more than $1.25 million buying products from local farms and food processors in the first 10 months of the 2020 initiative.

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