Green Gown Awards 2016 Food and Drink The University of Sheffield Highly Commended

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University of Sheffield brings ‘superfresh’ milk to its campus

A first of its kind collaboration between the University of Sheffield and Our Cow Molly to provide sustainable and locally sourced milk to all University catering outlets. Located just five miles from the University campus, Our Cow Molly is the last dairy farm in Sheffield that processes and bottles its own milk.

In a unique partnership never seen before in the University sector; Our Cow Molly supplies all 19 of the university cafes. Orders are placed on smart phones and computers, processed and delivered on the same day ensuring that they receive the best possible product.

A procurement agreement from the University of Sheffield was able to secure a bank loan for the Our Cow Molly dairy in order to increase their maximum weekly output from 8,000 litres to 40,000 litres; providing us with a sustainable source of milk and giving a big boost to local business.

Top 3 learnings

1 That the potential for collaboration between HE institutions and local businesses can create sustainable blueprints for many other organisations to follow

2 The hugely positive reaction from our students and staff has shown us categorically how deeply our customers care about the provenance of the food and drink they consume

3 That we as an institution have the power to bolster businesses in the local economy.

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