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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to those who are most vulnerable in our community, the River Garden will be closed to the public until April 6th. At that time the staff will use the latest information from the Department of Health to determine if we should resume our regular open hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cabin Fever Expo, which was scheduled for March 21st is postponed to a date to be determined. The Women's Expo, which was scheduled for May 1 is postponed to a date to be determined. We are also postponing all scheduled Brown Bag Lunch events until further notice. We will post a notification with the new date details as soon as possible.
Please remember to keep yourself and others safe by staying home if you have any cold or flu symptoms. Visit or for more information.

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Locavore Index: How does your state rank?

Locavore Index: How does your state rank?

Farmer's market Corey Templeton

Farmers’ Market photo by Corey Templeton, used under Creative Commons License.

Our Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index keeps track of which states are most committed to local foods. First created in 2012, the Index is a ranking of the 50 states in terms of their commitment to local foods. Its purpose is to encourage local-food advocates in all states to work for improvement in access to healthy local food. Widely publicized, stories on the 2012 Index appeared in many newspapers and websites, and spawned many posts on food-related blogs around the country. Vermont, the Stroll’s home state, ranked No. 1 in the index, followed by Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Iowa.

Read about the most recent Index here.