New England Food System Data

Woodland is the Largest Category of Land in Agriculture in Maine (2007, 2012)
Land in Agriculture in New England Decreased from 1982 to 2012
Market Value and Composition of New England's Agricultural Production Reveals Dependency on VT Milk, CT Nurseries, and ME Potatoes (2007, 2012)
Maine Has the Largest Total Amount of Land in Agriculture in New England, but Vermont has the Highest Percentage of Land in Agriculture as a Percentage of Total Land Area (2007, 2012)
Land in Agriculture is Very Concentrated in Specific Counties in New England (2007, 2012)
Aroostook and Washington Counties Accounted for 48% of Agricultural Sales in Maine in 2012
3% of New England Farms Accounted for 69% of Agricultural Sales in 2012
28% of Maine Farms Accounted for 0.1% of Agricultural Sales in 2012; 3% of Farms Accounted for 74% of Agricultural Sales
98 Large-Scale Maine Farms Had Sales of $179 Million in 2012; 3,121 Off-Farm Occupation Farms Had Sales of $30 Million
Vegetables, Mainly Potatoes, Account for 27% of Agricultural Sales in Maine (2007, 2012)
Massachusetts Accounts For 46% of Food System Employment in New England (2002-2016)
Supermarkets Accounted for 57% of Retail Food Sales in Maine in 2012
Vermont Has the Most Certified Organic Acreage (65%) and the Largest Number of Certified Organic Farms (40%) in New England (2016)
Vermont accounted for 65% (134,336 acres) of New England’s certified organic acres (206,580 acres). Maine accounted for 27% (55,316 acres) and none of the other New England states had high percentages of organic acres.