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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass Map

This map shows efforts supported by USDA and other federal partners as well as related information on local and regional food systems for the years 2009-2012.

To learn about specific projects or what’s going on in a particular area, use the slide bar to zoom to that location, and select the pin symbols on the map. Note: Most projects are only accurate to the zip code level. If there are multiple projects in the same zip code, they will show up on the same pin. You can scroll through them using arrows at the top of the pop-up box.


Know Your Farmer Resources Tools to help you build and explore local food systems.

Behind the Scenes: To learn about and download the data displayed on the map, click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions and how to use the Compass map, click here.

Contact us at with questions as well as to describe how you're using the map and how we can make it better!