Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Minnesota Ranked 16th in Nationwide Locavore Index

Strolling of the Heifers, a local food advocacy group in Vermont, has released its second annual Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, ranking the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of their commitment to local foods.

Minnesota came in 16th place (up from 17th in 2012), while our surrounding states ranked higher - North Dakota came in 3rd, Iowa came in 5th, and Wisconsin came in 9th place.

The Index used data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Census bureau, and  LocalHarvest's CSA database.

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[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]

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