Locavore Index: How does your state rank?
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.