Partnership between USDA and the Department of Defense (DoD)
What is DoD Fresh?
How does DoD Fresh work?
What are the advantages of DoD Fresh?
Consistency: DoD Fresh vendors update the catalog weekly, and schools can receive weekly deliveries, making orders timely, fresh, and responsive to market fluctuations.
High Quality: DoD maintains high quality standards trough Produce Quality Audits, encouraging vendors to follow Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP), and requiring that pre-cut and packaged produce is sourced from approved suppliers.
Variety: DoD Fresh vendors offer as many as 50 different types of produce, available in multiple forms (whole, pre-cut, and a variety of pack sizes) and from multiple locales (local and non-local items are routinely offered)
Easy Ordering and Funds Tracking: Sponsors place orders via the web-based Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order/Receipt System (FFAVORS). The prices listed in the FFAVORS catalog reflect the prices that schools will be billed for the product. FFAVORS tracks sponsors' entitlement fund balances and total order costs. DoD manages vendor payment and reconciliation.