Local food advocacy group, Strolling the Heifers, released the results of the 3rd Annual Locavore Index last week. The index ranks the best (and worst) U.S. states for eating locally based on the # of farmers' markets, CSAs, food hubs and schools with farm-to-school programs.
Vermont takes the top spot for being the most convenient state when it comes to buying and eating locally grown and raised food. That's 3 years in a row for The Green Mountain State, although it leads us to wonder what portion of their total includes maple syrup products.
SPOILER ALERT: Ohio doesn't make the list of top 10 states; in fact, we come in toward the bottom at #37 (at least we're not Texas). But don't fret, you can still eat local as a RAILavore.
For the complete ranking, go to: http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/locavoreindex/.