April 13, 2013
MONTPELIER, Vt. ? A second annual index again ranks Vermont as the top state in its commitment to raising and eating locally grown food.
The ranking is based on the per-capita number of farmers markets, food hubs and community supported agriculture farms, where customers pay up front and receive weekly bundles of produce and other foods.
The 2013 Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index says Vermont has 94 farmers markets, 139 CSAs and 12 food hubs with a population of more than 626,000.
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