Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based local food advocacy group, released its third annual Locavore Index on April 7th. The Index provides a state-by-state ranking of commitment to local foods, incorporating four measures for which current data is available for all states:
- the number of farmers markets,
- the number of consumer-supported agriculture operations (CSAs),
- the number of food hubs — all compared on a per-capita basis,
- plus the percentage of each state’s school districts with active Farm-to-School programs.
Where does your state rank?
Get the full details behind the study on the Strolling of the Heifers website: http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/