INTERACTIVE: State Commitment to Local Foods

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/14 2014 01:18PM

Updated 04/14 2014 01:35PM

A new report by Strolling of the Heifers ranked states on their commitment to local foods. 

A press release says the report ranked states based on the number of farmers markets, the number of consumer-supported agriculture operations (CSAs), the number of food hubs (per capita), and the percentage of each state's food districts with active Farm-to-School programs. 

Strolling With the Heifers' goal is to increase local foods in homes, restaurants, schools, and institutions across the country. 

Click on a state to see how each state ranked on the above metrics. States highlighted in lighter blue ranked higher than those highlighted in darker blue. 

States with the highest local food commitment:
  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Oregon
  5. Hawaii
  6. Rhode Island
  7. North Dakota
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Montana
  10. Iowa
States with the lowest local food commitment:
  1. Texas
  2. Nevada
  3. Arizona
  4. Louisiana
  5. Arkansas
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Mississippi 
  8. Illinois
  9. Utah
  10. Alabama
Strolling of the Heifers is a Vermont-based local food advocacy group. Click here to learn more about the report. 

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