Saturday, February 13, 2010

An Interesting Atlas

The USDA put together a Food Environment Atlas, it is linked above.  The part I found most interesting was the "Farm to School Program" statistics.  Boy would I like to see more of that on the map!

When looking under my county in Massachusetts I found the following:

*There are 359 Fast Food Restaurants, but only 156 farms with direct sales.  Hmm.  If only we could reverse that number.  Fast Farm Food anyone??

*There are zero Farm to School programs, and 16 Farmer's Markets which worked out to be around .02 markets per 1,000 people.

Massachusetts didn't do so hot on the Food Insecurity figures either.
Check out your State (and County) and tell me what you find, inquiring minds want to know!

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