Spinach at Fox Hollow Nursery, West Oneonta, New York
Vermont tops Strolling of theHeifers Locavore Index. Unfortunately, New York State, Vermont’s neighbor, ranks a dismal 42 out of 50 states. This is really, really bad considering how many wealthy urban consumers live in our state and how much wonderful farmland we as a state are blessed with. Kudos to Vermont for understanding that working farm landscapes and local food are good for the environment, food culture, and that farms attract tourists. Shame on New York for doing so little to promote agriculture and local food systems. We as a state need to make local food and working farms a priority. We need policy to change this which requires urban voters to care about farms and local food systems!
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