Monday, May 14, 2007

New Feature: A Food Miles Calculator

Thanks to the amazing work of my friend Oliver, we now have a food miles calculator. Just enter your zip code and the zip for any of your food sources and - presto! You get an as-the-crow-flies approximation of your food miles. Oliver also included a pull-down menu with many of our local farms. Explore it and let us hear from you. The calculator will be a permanent part of this blog. Thanks Oliver.

Food Miles Calculator


Maggie Gosselin said...


I love your new food miles calculator feature! Do you mind if I link to it in the CUESA newsletter?

Thank you for your blog!


Anonymous said...

I love this food miles calculator but I would like to be able to put in my zip, earmark that I want listed all farms less than 100 miles to be displayed, and then be able to print them up. Greedy and lazy, huh?!!! It is a great resource, though. Thank you!

Sam said...

I wish I'd had that when I wrote this which i researched using cues and google map!

Oliver said...

Ask and you shall receive.

Freshly uploaded, the Food Miles Calculator can now produce a list of farms near you.

Just enter your zip code then click on the link for the list of farms near you. Click "Ok" and a printer friendly list of farms within your specified food shed will be compiled for you.

Monkeyflower said...

This is so helpful. Thanks.