Posted by: locaphile | April 12, 2013

How locavore-oriented is your state? Find out with the 2013 Locavore Index

There does not seem to be a Locavore Index for Canada. I wonder how we in British Columbia would rate…

The Conscientious Omnivore has great information for Locavores. I enjoyed this blog’s links to information about Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs).

The Conscientious Omnivore

Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based organization committed to strengthening local food systems, recently released its 2013 Locavore Index. (Thanks for the tip, R!) The index compiles data on factors like number of farmers’ markets and CSAs in all 50 states (plus Washington, D.C.), adjusts those factors by the population of a given state, and ranks the resulting scores. Vermont (coincidence?) tops the list, and Texas comes in dead last. I was happy and not at all surprised to see that my adopted state of Wisconsin ranks highly at #9. By a 7-figure margin, it also has the largest population of the states in the top 10, which means not only do we have a lot of locavore goodness on a per capita basis, we also have a lot of locavore goodness period, including nearly 300 farmers’ markets.

As the news release details,

Strolling of the Heifers executive…

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