Maine Residents Local Food Survey

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Maine Residents Local Food Survey

Thank you to everyone who has so far taken the Maine Residents Local Food Survey. To date we have a 50/50 ratio of people who sell what they grow/produce/catch and those who enjoy what is grown/produced/caught. I am most surprised by the responses to what percentage of food would people realistically like to be locally grown/produced. It seems most Mainers would prefer that at least half to 100% percent of their food came straight from our own state, with the most respondents in the 70-90% range.

Graph of responses

For those of you who have not yet taken the survey, here is the link:

http://www.tinyurl.com/localmainefoodsurvey

If you have taken the survey, and would like to see the results to date, follow this link;

http://www.tinyurl.com/localmainefoodsurveyresults

I will be posting the complete results, including all the open-ended answers, here on the NurtureME website within the next two weeks. If you think others might be interested in taking the survey, please feel free to pass it along. A special thank you goes out to Tom Roberts from Snakeroot Farm in Pittsfield. He has sent the survey out to people involved with the Maine Federation of Farmer's Markets. (Farmer's Markets, according to the survey to date, are the #1 place where people purchase local food.) Another special thank you goes to Anne Saggese, who has forwarded the survey out to the Belfast Coop, Good Tern, other midcoast natural food stores, as well as area farmer's markets. In Anne's words, we're hoping the results of this survey will provide a "comprehensive analysis of the local food consumption in numbers, graphs and charts." Thank you Anne and Tom!

One Response to “Maine Residents Local Food Survey”

  1. Terry Says:

    Hey Jenny,
    Great survey…you’ve done some impressive questioning here. The results page is equally positive, usually comprehensive analysis sends me screaming for the hills but these efforts are truly educational, thanks. I’ve passed it on to some locals here in my area. I will be following the follow ups…and now that I’ve found this site, I’ll keep up on the news. Take care-

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