The New York Times has an informative series of maps of the locations of the more than 10,000 organic farms in the U.S. And notice the increase in sales!
That number of organic farms may seem like a lot but it pales in comparison to the total 2.2 million farms. Most farms are East of the Mississippi and in the far West. The maps also show where most of the orchards, vegetable farms, and dairies tend to be. A big chunk of the country must have a hard time getting locally grown fruit and vegetables, let alone organics. Doesn’t this look like a growth opportunity?
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.