Macdonald Campus Farm is our largest supplier of local, fresh, in-season produce.

Defining Food Sustainability

What is Local?

We define Local Food as food that is grown, raised or processed in Quebec or 500 km from McGill 's downtown campus.

The following table describes this definition in more detail.

Food Category Definition of Local
Bakery, vegetarian meat replacements, prepared foods, drinks and pantry ingredients Final product was processed and packaged in Quebec or within 500 km of McGill's downtown campus
Eggs Processed in Quebec
Dairy Processed in Quebec
Meat, Poultry and Seafood Animal was raised and processed in Quebec
Produce Fruit and vegetable, herbs were grown in Quebec or within 500 km from McGill's downtown campus

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Fair Trade Certification

As the leading certification program for ethical sourcing, Fair Trade ensures decent working conditions and wages for farmers.

Sustainable Seafood

McGill was the first Canadian University to be recognized by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and receive the MSC Chain of Custody Certification. 

SPE
SPE is a certification program that uses sourcing
criteria focused on sustainability, nutrition and menu balance.