Shenandoah County Agricultural Enhancement
Consumer Interest in Local Foods in Shenandoah County
Conducted in October 2011 as part of the Forum’s Farm-to-Table effort to enhance local agriculture, the survey Consumer Interest in Local Foods in Shenandoah County was distributed to gain a better understanding of how important locally sourced food is to Shenandoah County residents, and how we as a community can strengthen our local food system. More than 230 community members responded to the survey. Results reveal that area consumers care most about food quality when purchasing food, think more local foods should be included in our public school menus, and want more locally available dairy products, meats, berries, grains, and a wider variety of vegetables.