These easy-to-read food system snapshots bring together relevant county-level information on food production, health statistics, food retail, and more. Use the image map to discover vital local food and farm statistics for your county. CLICK ON A COUNTY on the map below or click a county name on the list at the bottom of this page.
The snapshots should be viewed as a starting point for communities to better understand the dynamics of the food system where they live. Communities are encouraged to investigate the elements of their local food systems in greater depth to develop a more holistic view of the opportunities, assets, and obstacles to food localization efforts.
Each food system variable used was chosen based on these criteria: (1) data must relate directly to local food system development, (2) data must be obtainable and available to the public, (3) data must come from a reliable, credible source, and (4) collectively, the data must give an idea of the social, economic, and environmental components of the local food system. To view more information on each variable, please visit the snapshot methodology report.