Through a first-place business plan competition win sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers
, Lineberger received a $10,000 grant to make her dream into a reality.
A food-advocacy organization called Strolling of the Heifers works to strengthen local food systems, and ranks states annually in its Locavore Index based on residents' commitment to local foods.
"The Index has stimulated a lot of discussion and a lot of action in many states to improve their ranking," says Orly Munzing, founder and executive director of Strolling of the Heifers. "The purpose of the Index is to stimulate efforts across the country to use more local food in homes, restaurants, schools, and institutions." Find more information, including your state's data and overall ranking, at www.StrollingOfTheHeifers.com/ LocavoreIndex.
From the folks at Strolling of the Heifers
, the 2015 Locavore Index is comprised of statistics on each state from the Census of Agriculture, gauging each state's commitment to consuming locally produced food.
The state is also ranked as the nation's second most locavore state, that is, Mainers are strongly committed to buying and eating locally grown products, according to Strolling of the Heifers
, a Vermont-based local food advocacy group.
BRATTLEBORO, Vermont -- Join Strolling of the Heifers
on June 7 for the kick-off of Slow Living Expo's Slow Living Summit.
Check out the Strolling of the Heifers
festival June 7 through 9 in Brattleboro, Vermont.