Since there was no data available to measure the amount of local foods purchased annually in Addison County, ACORN launched the Local Food Index in 2011 to create a benchmark.

The following five buyers kindly agreed to supply us with their quarterly wholesale purchases of local food (defined as Vermont + 30 miles):

  • Addison Northeast Foodservice Cooperative, Bristol
  • Greg’s Meat Market, Middlebury (2011-2014, closed in 2015)
  • Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Middlebury
  • Middlebury College Dining Services, Middlebury
  • Porter Medical Center Nutrition Services, Middlebury

Addison County Local Food Index Values are as follows:

  • 2011: $4,332,283
  • 2012: $4,857,857
  • 2013: $4,812,764
  • 2014: $5,135,204
  • 2015: $4,399,715

     

Photos: Golden Well Farm & Apiaries