Welcome to the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass
With the tools below, learn about how USDA and our federal partners support local and regional food economies; see communities putting these resources to work; and explore the map to find out what's happening near you. Use the tools and get involved!
Welcome to the KYF Compass
Learn how to use the Map
What is a local food system? How is USDA involved? With case studies, videos, links and photos from the field, the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass will help you discover how USDA resources can support this growing market segment.
For the best experience, save the KYF Compass PDF file to your computer and open it with Acrobat Reader.
Updated in October 2012, the Compass map shows you the local foods landscape in your community and around the country. Data includes USDA and other federally supported local food projects, farmers markets, food hubs, meat processors and more! Now fully searchable.