|Shoppers look at locally grown produce at the Downtown Syracuse Farmers' Market|
Rodale.com has ranked states for how locavore friendly they are. That means, how enthusiastic are consumers in getting out and buying locally grown and raised foods.
Go to http://www.rodale.com/locavore-index?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Rodale-_-Content-RecentNews-_-IsYourStateLocavoreFriendly to see where New York state ranks.
Buying Local has become more and more popular in recent years in New York state and Central New York. Madison County has its own Buy Local Week each year http://blog.syracuse.com/farms/2011/05/buy_local_week_in_madison_coun.html and more and more farmers' markets and Community Supported Agriculture locations have popped up recently.