Middlebury College and Local Foods Purchasing
Most often, it's near to impossible to be able to map where our food comes from. The origins of the products are too distant and the marketing and trade process too complicated. However, at the local scale, this process is simplified. Therefore, it is possible to know, understand, and even to map what Wendell Berry calls the "economic history" of local food purchases.
To begin mapping this process, we first had to agree on "What is local?" For the purposes of this project, we've defined local the way Middining defines local. Middining considers local foods to be those produced, processed and/or distributed within Vermont.
This is a map of where our local food comes from within Vermont.
For more information on Middlebury College's food purchasing network, visit the following page.