May 2006 Locavore Survey

We asked participants at our kick-off event if they would complete a short survey. Here are their responses:

  1. Just take a Guess, what percent of your weekly diet is from locally grown/produced food?
    1. In the winter?
      • Less than 10% –¬† 3%
      • 10% to 20% – 55%
      • 20% to 30% – 21%
      • 30% to 40% – 6%
      • 40% to 50% – 6%
      • 50% to 60% – 3%
      • 60% to 70% – 6%
      • 70% to 80% – 0%
      • 80% to 90% – 0%
      • Greater than 90% – 0%
    2. In the Summer?
      • Less than 10% – 0%
      • 10% to 20% – 0%
      • 20% to 30% – 6%
      • 30% to 40% – 12%
      • 40% to 50% – 12%
      • 50% to 60% – 12%
      • 60% to 70% – 18%
      • 70% to 80% – 18%
      • 80% to 90% – 21%
      • Greater than 90% – 0%
  2. Why do you feel it is important to eat locally grown/produced foods? Select UP TO three reasons.
    • I want to support family/local farms – 24%
    • I want to support our local economy – 16%
    • Local food is safer/more nutritious – 15%
    • Local food is healthier and tastes better – 13%
    • I prefer growing my own food – 11%
    • I am concerned about Peak Oil – 11%
    • I prefer buying food from someone I know – 8%
  3. What prevents you from eating more locally grown/produced food? Select UP TO three reasons.
    • It is difficult to find – 38%
    • There is not enough variety – 34%
    • It is less convenient that conventional food – 15%
    • It is too expensive – 9%
    • I like being about to eat what I want, when I want – 4%
  4. About the September 2006 Locavore Challenge
    • I will definitely take the challenge¬† -64%
    • I will probably take the challenge – 21%
    • I am considering taking the challenge – 15%
    • I do not plan on taking the challenge – 0%