US (WI): University incorporates local vertical produce at dining halls

Marquette University is now incorporating fresh produce from Hundred Acre into meals at dining halls on campus.

Hundred Acre is an urban, vertical hydroponic farm located in Milwaukee's Century City Business Park. "Our farm is designed to handle institutional buying needs," Hundred Acre Founder and Owner Chris Corkery said.

The farm has already partnered with local restaurants, cafes, and non-profits. Corkery said he's excited now to have the opportunity to help feed Marquette students, especially since the university is just five miles away from the farm.

"The two products we offer, it's nothing fancy like a roasted chicken or even strawberries. These are pretty simple products. The greens are a means to an end. We're hoping the basic products find their way into their menu program and theycan streamline and establish it," Corkery said.

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