Fresh Local Produce for Schools
Fresh Local Produce for Schools – Supply Chain Feasibility Study
Aled Rhys Jones was commissioned alongside PER Consulting Ltd to undertake a feasibility study to examine the opportunities to strengthen the local supply chain for fresh produce into school meals. The report was prepared on behalf of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Aled undertook an extensive programme of consultation and engagement with a range of local, regional and national stakeholders, farmers and food producers. The report concluded that a mixed approach to food supply is considered to be most appropriate in the future. Some local produce can be sourced through negotiation but will not fully replace the Wholesale supply chain. The report also recommended that new wholesale contracts should place greater emphasis on Welsh produce and structured on non-exclusive basis to allow for some direct local produce as well. A copy of the full report can be found here.