Mount Holyoke purchases local produce, honey, and maple syrup, and locally produced granola, hummus, and ice cream. The college buys directly from 15 local producers and spends approximately 4 percent of its annual budget on local products. Additionally, Mount Holyoke purchases seafood from a local fishery. This fall the college will begin buying from the student garden. Mount Holyoke has established a compost program for both pre- and postconsumer waste.