Number of the Day: 1/3


1/3 -- the number out of all US farms that are actually within metropolitan areas, approximately (more than you thought, wasn't it?), representing 18% of the total farmland in this country, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

In the same vein, only 3.5 cents of every dollar goes to the farmer when food is purchased at the grocery store, according to the Sustain AgriFood Network [pdf] versus the 80 to 90 cents on the dollar that goes to the farmer when food is purchased at a farmer's market.

Go to Local Harvest to learn more about where you can get local food in your neck of the woods.

Tags: Farmers Markets | Green Stats | Local Food

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