Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wisconsin Digital Archives Collection Connection : Organic Farming in Wisconsin

According to the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin consumers spend some $43 million on local and directly marketed foods, and increasing demand for
locally grown organic foods presents an opportunity for Wisconsin organic farmers.

Wisconsin has over 1,100 organic farms, which is more than any other state in the Midwest and second only to California. The Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism has an online directory to help consumers locate local farmers markets where many organic farmers sell their products. Also available are business directories to connect consumers to specific products sold throughout the state:

To learn more about the organic farm industry, visit the Wisconsin Digital Archives. Here you'll find documents that provide a snapshot of this growing industry, statistics, economic impact reports and consumer standards.

Post written by:
Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning