iIndicator Details

% Residents Living Near a Farmers Market

Short Definition: % residents within 1 mile (urban) or 5 miles (non-urban) of a farmers’ market

Long Definition:

The percentage within 1 mile (urban) or 5 miles (non-urban) of a farmers’ market.

Data are from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management / Division of Agriculture.

Agency Source: Health RIDEM

Time Period(s):
Calendar Year 2013

Geographies: RI Municipalities

Data Type: Numeric

Purpose:

This indicator allows us to assess the percentage of residents who have access to local, farm fresh foods as part of the Rhode Island Healthy Communities Plan Performance Measures.

Limitations:

Farmers markets are used as a proxy for access to local farm fresh foods. This measure does not include roadside stands.

Universe: All Rhode Island residents based on 2010 Census

Tags: Healthy Communities, Health


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