To enhance the freshness of our food offerings without compromising our commitment to quality, Parkhurst maintains an innovative local purchasing program we call FarmSource®. FarmSource® is an initiative to seek and build partnerships with some of the finest local growers, family-owned farms and producers of food in our communities. Our FarmSource® initiative enabled us to develop a model to direct local products from our partners into the hands of our suppliers and onto the plates of our guests. This program greatly reduces the distance food travels from harvest to table. We strive to empower our suppliers to focus their purchasing efforts on procuring from local food producers.
Today, we work with more than 250 local farmers and producers, all within a 250-mile radius of our locations. We are proud to source more than 20% of our food locally, which represents $23.6 million in local purchases.